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6 Apr 2018 PHNOM PENH
In the face of the dire predicted consequences of planned development on the Mekong River basin, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the leaders of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand jointly agreed to consider comprehensive scientific findings in their future decision-making on Thursday. Importantly, the declaration notes the MRC’s Council Study, a 3,600-page scientific assessment on the impacts of development – in particular hydropower – on the lower Mekong Basin.
5 Jul 2017 YANGON
Myanmar's Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio has called for speeding up the country's water management, urging ministries concerned to work together for prevention of flooding and water scarcity. Myanmar is planning to improve infrastructure and capacity related with water management as part of efforts to get financial assistance under the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation program.
10 Nov 2016 BANGKOK, Thailand
The economic dependency of the Greater Mekong region on the Mekong River is explored in a report launched today at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy.The new WWF report stresses that current unsustainable and uncoordinated development is pushing the river system to the brink, and urges governments, businesses, and communities in the region to come together to manage the river in a way that respects the ecosystem’s limits if economic growth is to continue...
10 Nov 2016 BANGKOK
Political contention, transboundary impacts as well as transboundary management and governance in the Mekong region will be up for serious dialogue and discussion among more than 300 experts, community leaders, as well as government officials from Mekong countries during a three-day forum that kicked off yesterday.
19 Sep 2016 LOEI
For the past few years, fishing communities along the banks of the mighty Mekong River have complained that fish stocks are drying up, and many blame construction projects underway upstream. The iconic waterway — at 4,000 kilometeres, among the world's longest — is seeing unprecedented change. Huge hydropower dams and irrigation systems designed to power modern farms across the Mekong region are changing how people interact with the river.
10 Jun 2016 PHNOM PENH
The Kingdom’s Ministry of Economy and Finance and the World Bank yesterday signed a $130 million new financing agreement to improve the livelihoods of rural Cambodians, increase health care coverage, manage fisheries and improve roads. Fifteen million is earmarked for the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Program to improve fisheries in the Mekong River basin
10 May 2016 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
The United Nations has offered assistance to Vietnam in dealing with the effects of severe drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central parts of the country.Following his fact-finding trip to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region last week, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said the United Nations would allocate $48...
28 Apr 2016 HANOI, Vietnam
The Vietnamese government, the United Nations and partners this week launched an urgent appeal for $48.5 million USD in international aid to alleviate food and water shortages affecting millions of people in the drought-stricken country.At least 2 million people in southern and central Vietnam lack clean water, and 1...
25 Feb 2016 ZURICH
RepRisk, the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, has released its Special Report on the Lower Mekong Basin, the second in a series of reports on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an economic and political organization of ten countries.
3 Apr 2015 BANGKOK, Thailand
A group of NGOs -- including International Rivers, Mekong Watch, CEE Bankwatch, Both ENDS, Focus on the Global South, and NGO Forum on the ADB (Asian development Bank) -- are calling on international lending institutions to publicly address the negative impacts of Laos’ $1.25 billion USD, 1,070-megawatt Nam Theun 2 dam project...
4 Feb 2015 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
Some 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be lost over the next 100 years because of rising sea levels, and those losses could be even higher if riparian countries continue to build dams on the river, participants heard during the Mekong Delta Forum in Ho Chi Minh City this week.That grim prediction was based on estimates that Vietnam will see a one-meter rise in sea levels by 2100 due to the effects of climate change...
3 Feb 2015 WASHINGTON, DC
On February 2, Counselor Tom Shannon and Senior Advisor to the Secretary Ambassador David Thorne led a U.S. delegation to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Friends of the Lower Mekong in Pakse, Laos. This is the first time the Friends of the Lower Mekong, a donor coordination group, have come together with the countries of the Lower Mekong to discuss the connection between water resources, energy needs, and food security...