Myth-busting on the Mekong’s hydropower dams
Southeast Asia’s infrastructure boom threatens to destroy the few remaining wilderness sanctuaries in the region.
Consumers and commercial enterprise are already getting in the game. It’s time for utilities to join them.
THAILAND is preparing to sign a tripartite electricity-trading agreement with two neighbouring countries at the upcoming Asean Ministers of Energy Meeting.
The Upper Yeywa dam, slated for the Kyaukme area of northern Shan State, has aroused considerable local opposition amid a backdrop of conflict, displacement and fighting in the project area.
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.
For us, visiting ASEAN journalists everything looked normal. Farmers and the commune chief knew better, however.
CITIZENS from eight Thai provinces along the Mekong River are suing state agencies because they claim there was inadequate public participation in planning for the Pak Beng hydropower dam, which is being built by Laos.
The Lao government on Thursday provided clarifications and further information on major concerns about its Pak Beng dam.