Will China decide the future of Myanmar’s rivers?

Chinese companies are pushing to resume destructive dam projects, ignoring a key assessment. Much media attention in Myanmar is focussed on China’s apparent efforts to revive the stalled Myitsone dam, its role in advising the Myanmar government on developing a new hydropower strategy white paper, and ...

Mekong region leaders envision interference-free future

Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week. Prime Minister Hun Sen said during his closing remarks that each country in the ...

China and the Mekong: Future Flashpoint?

The mighty Mekong river is a vital lifeline for Southeast Asia, a major source of trade, transport and sustenance for millions. However, the world’s twelfth longest river is emerging as an ecological and geopolitical flashpoint. Keep reading ...

Securing the Greater Mekong Sub-region’s future

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Women key to Mekong’s future and prosperity

Next week, the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will gather for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap. A key aim is to enhance joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Keep reading ...

Lilian Mercado

Coming decades vital for future sea level rise: study

Sea level rise by 2300 is likely to wreak havoc in the mega-deltas of Bangladesh, Vietnam, India and Egypt. How quickly humanity draws down the greenhouse gases driving global warming will determine whether sea levels rise half-a-metre or six times that, even if Paris climate pact ...

Marlowe Hood

Can regional cooperation secure the Mekong's future?

Leaders of the six riparian countries of the Lancang-Mekong, namely China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, are to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Phnom Penh for the 2nd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders’ Meeting. On the agenda is endorsement of a Five-year Plan of Action and ...


Lancang-Mekong Cooperation leaders’ meeting hails achievements, maps out blueprint for future development

The Second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders’ Meeting approved a Five-year Action Plan (2018-2022) here on late Wednesday, charting the course for the LMC’s development into the next decade. With a theme of “Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development,” the meeting gathered leaders of China, ...

Khmer Times Reporter

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