MRC says Mekong River dams will cut GDP by US$28 billion, aggravate food insecurity and poverty, and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Hydroelectric dams in several countries on the mainstream of the Mekong River has seriously impacted people living along it, a forum heard last week.
NGOs along the Mekong are taking advantage of tougher environmental compliance to pressure Chinese companies.
Due to competing investment schemes, the distance from the main centers of Thailand’s economy, and an unclear political future, SEZ’s are unlikely to live up to expectations.
What’s at stake when leaders from Mekong countries convene a summit early next month to reaffirm their “political commitment” to a 1995 cooperative agreement?
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future, but development and management practices continue to ignore the facts.
Women’s efforts to restore and sustain fisheries and communities near Thailand’s Laem Chabang deep sea port are in an uphill battle to survive
Local residents express worry: we fear the impacts on our way of life, as we do not see any development and promotion of … agriculture and fisheries, which are the livelihoods of local people, in the EEC plan.
The developer has said natural-like fish ladders have been developed to enable fish to migrate upstream and downstream.
Datang (Lao) Pak Beng Hydropower Co Ltd and the Lao government yesterday met in Chiang Rai with the Network of local people who could be affected by the Pak Beng Dam.