Their 5-year Hanoi Action Plan, with Regional Investment Framework of 226 subregion development projects worth 2 trillion baht are on the table.
The call for a moratorium on dam-building is the least risky option and only way to protect Mekong fisheries and its riparian people.
The Mekong River ecosystem has been devastated from rising water levels during the dry season, as upstream dams in China discharge water to facilitate navigation.
Hydroelectric dams in several countries on the mainstream of the Mekong River has seriously impacted people living along it, a forum heard last week.
NGOs along the Mekong are taking advantage of tougher environmental compliance to pressure Chinese companies.
Fourteen dams have been built along the section of the Mekong River flowing through Yunnan since 1995, decimating habitats, several conservationists told Caixin.
What’s at stake when leaders from Mekong countries convene a summit early next month to reaffirm their “political commitment” to a 1995 cooperative agreement?
The Lancang-Mekong Environmental Protection Center has been inaugurated in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
Inspection authorities are concerned about State land that has been unlawfully sold by some district and village authorities over the past decades. The loss of State-owned land will make it difficult for the government to develop mega projects, including infrastructure and public spaces, since many of the plots that have been sold have either been […]