Scholars and environmentalists called for more effective management of the Mekong due to climate change and development
Thailand plans to invest about Bt700 billion to construct and develop the Eastern Economic Corridor over the next five years.
Hundreds of opponents of the Thepa coal-fired power plant marched in Songkhla’s Thepa district against the expedited construction of the project.
Consumers and commercial enterprise are already getting in the game. It’s time for utilities to join them.
FEARS are rising in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam about food and social insecurity caused by hydropower dams and water-diversion projects planned or already started further upstream.
The Mekong Eye traces latest developments in one of the most controversial mining projects in Myanmar, led by a subsidiary of state-owned Chinese arms manufacturer in partnership with Myanmar’s leading military conglomerate.
In autumn 2011, waterways took on an unprecedented prominence in Burmese thinking, thanks to the great Myitsone Dam controversy.
Plans to dam the Lancang River, China’s stretch of the Mekong, will have impacts far beyond China’s borders.
Will efforts to sustainably steward the Salween, Asia’s last free flowing, international river, parallel those launched a half-century ago and half a world away?
The Thai government started 2017 announcing another major commitment to transportation expansion: US$25 billion to finance futuristic high-speed trains, super highways and expanded sea and airports. Far less glitzy but immediately controversial, however, was one of its final transportation acts of 2016: preparing to restart, after 13 years, rapid blasting and river channelization to clear the Mekong River for navigation just below its arrival from Myanmar.