“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
The human rights footprint of Thais is on the rise–linking malpractice of businesses, environmental destructions and large displacements.
With IFC’s partnership, they hope to become a world leader with regards to putting principles for sustainable water resource management and hydropower planning into practice.
Proposed flows by researchers to green-up dams in the Lower Mekong are seen as infeasible and devastating to fisheries.
This was supposed to be a better dam, and declared a success by the World Bank. I wasn’t.
There are seven Chinese-invested hydropower plants (1,328 MW), three coal-fired power plants (515 MW) and solar power plants.
Will the delay to the Pak Beng dam in Laos on the Mekong lead to a wider review of hydropower plans on the river?
One major recommendation: Topreserve the mainstems of the country’s key rivers – including the Ayeyarwady, Thanlwin and Chindwin among others
Government-commissioned report says proposed site at Sambor reach is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife
Video report of one dam resettlement village that appears to meet government’s expectations