The collapse of Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Hydropower Dam in July prompted environmental activists to urge new studies on the Pak Lay project during the MRC’s 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum which began on Thursday.
Thai and Cambodian civil society organizations rejected an invitation from the Lao government to attend a regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay dam, saying the process is not transparent.
More than 23,000 suspects have been arrested since 2015 on suspicion of engaging in illegal logging and poaching wild animals, costing the state an estimated 100 billion baht in losses.
Military regime justified its coup on uprooting the previous government’s boondoggle rice price scheme but four years later it’s not clear farmers are any better off
The Mekong River Commission organised a consultation workshop in HCM City yesterday for the Pak Lay hydropower project proposed on the Mekong’s mainstream in Xayaburi Province in north-western Laos.
Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July.
Some conservationists, however, have now come to see tourism – and diving in particular – as the solution to the global coral-reef decline.
With poll countdowns starting, the government has vowed to rev up planned infrastructure projects worth 300-400 billion baht within four months.
Over the past two years, Chinese investors appear to have invaded provinces in the North, such as Chiang Rai and Phayao, to grow Cavendish bananas after the practice was banned in Laos.
Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week.