NGO’s want all Mekong countries to follow Cambodia’s lead on dams

Ten NGOs in Cambodia, working on water governance issue in Cambodia, have lauded the government’s commitment not to have any more hydropower dams on the Mekong mainstream which was recently made during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Kingdom.

However, they pointed out that this would not be enough to preserve ecosystems in the Mekong if other countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region continue to build such dams.

The 10 NGOs were Culture and Environment Preservation Association (CEPA); Fisheries Action Coalition Team (FACT); North-eastern Rural Development (NRD); Nak Akphivath Sahakum (NAS); NGO Forum on Cambodia (NGOF); Mlup Promviheathor Center Organization (MPC); My Village Organization (MVI); Oxfam in Cambodia, Women’s Community Voices (WCV); and 3S Rivers Protection Network (3SPN).

Keep reading

Son Minea