Road projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative would provide transport to areas of the Ayeyarwady basin and surrounding areas, which are home to approximately 24 million people
The developer has said natural-like fish ladders have been developed to enable fish to migrate upstream and downstream.
A massive release of reservoir water into the river on short notice is hardly the act of a good neighbour
There are still issues waiting to be solved, such as land compensation to communities, safety concerns, and ecological restoration at the project site: activists
Most of them are situated in natural forests.
The Mekong Delta is the most fertile area in Vietnam, and also the most fragile: It is the country’s rice bowl, and it is now slowly sinking into the sea.
Professor Vũ Trọng Hồng, Chairman of the Việt Nam Irrigation Association, speaks to the newspaper Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) about the dangerous impact of the proposal to build four super small hydro power plants in the central province of Quang Nam.
An inadequate legal framework, poor implementation process, absence of accountabilities and the lack of transparency lead to violations of human rights and environmental disruption in Myanmar’s Special Economic Zones: experts.
Although a verbal promise had been made for compensation to be paid for lands which were seized from a subsidiary of a Chinese firm Wanbao Mining, Myanmar Yang Tse is still operating the Sabetaung and Kyisintaung mines beside Letpadaung.
This paper is an update of a previous study entitled ‘Working Paper on Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin’ published in 2015. This was a revised, condensed version of the report ‘Planning Approaches for Water Resources Development in the Lower Mekong Basin’