NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin

NGOs campaign to defer dams construction in Lower Mekong Basin Campaigners on Tuesday expressed concern against the members from the Lower Mekong Basin to continue building dams to meet energy demands. In an interview with reporter in Bangkok on Tuesday, Carl Middleton from International Rivers said that concerned activists have been calling the Mekong River […]

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Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary

Malaysian firm to build dam in Laos on Mekong River tributary A Malaysian firm has been granted permission to build a 130-megawatt dam in north-western Laos on a tributary of the Mekong River, state media reports said Monday. Malaysia‘s Asia Pacific Business Lin Snd Bhd Co Ltd (AP Bizlink) last week signed an agreement with […]

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'Bold plan' for Mekong area rail link approved

‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved A “bold” plan for a railway system connecting more than 300 million people who live around one of the world’s great rivers, the Mekong, was approved Friday, officials said. Ministers from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam adopted the plan which they called “a significant first […]

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‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved

‘Bold plan’ for Mekong area rail link approved A “bold” plan for a railway system connecting more than 300 million people who live around one of the world’s great rivers, the Mekong, was approved Friday, officials said. Ministers from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam adopted the plan which they called “a significant first […]

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Thai local leaders meet to call for ban on construction of cross-border road project

  THAILAND BURMA BORDER – ROAD PROJECT Thai local leaders meet to call for ban on construction of cross-border road project Thai locally elected officials in Chiangrai’s Mae Chan and Mae Fa Luang districts held a meeting to demand ban on construction of a joint road project agreed between Thai firm and the Burma Army […]

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