Webinar hears experts discuss the solutions to a cleaner, brighter energy future for the countries on the Mekong.
Laos’ Pak Lay Dam Impact Assessment ‘Plagiarized’
The MRC in a statement confirmed that parts of the assessment “appear to be similar to those of the Pak Beng project.”
South Korean CSOs Want Government, Company to be Accountable For Lao Dam Disaster
Called for their government and the main partner in a joint venture to take responsibility for the deadly breach of an auxiliary dam at the South Korean-backed Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project in Laos.
Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact Survey
Large sections of the Pak Lay study “are simply copied directly from the (2015) Pak Beng [report]” – which an MRC review found was inaccurate.
Chinese Initiatives Threaten Mekong River
China’s Belt and Road Iniative could deliver more damage to an already fragile ecosystem that helps support some 284 million people.
Can tourism boost Lao’s economy?
Could tourism be a better road forward for Laos now that its hydropower development schemes are increasingly being called into question?
NGOs to boycott MRC meet
The Mekong River Committee plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along the river. NGOs plan to boycott the event.
How better hydropower planning can avert future disasters on the Mekon
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defenses.