Thailand’s last free-flowing Mekong River tributary is losing valuable fish species due to the mainstream dams.
Cambodia’s largest and most costly irrigation scheme has failed to irrigate a single hectare, but plans are afoot to double down with an even more expensive project.
The MRC in a statement confirmed that parts of the assessment “appear to be similar to those of the Pak Beng project.”
Lao officials yesterday met with development partner bodies to hold a brainstorming session on ways to best assist flooding victims nationwide and estimate damages and losses caused by recent disasters across the country.
Swathes of paddy fields across the Mekong Delta in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar were inundated by the flood of water from both heavy rains and burst dams. Damaged reduced production up to 30 percent.
The collapse of Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Hydropower Dam in July prompted environmental activists to urge new studies on the Pak Lay project during the MRC’s 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum which began on Thursday.