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KNU protests as EGAT marks Salween River Hat Gyi dam site

Villagers living along the Salween River claim that the Thai energy authority are moving ahead with plans to build a dam at the Hat Gyi site. Villagers in the area said that the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have [...]

Plans to Harness Chinese River’s Power Threaten a Region

Ke Shouyi, 47, a farmer in the Lisu ethnic group, prodded his cow to plow the remote rural area near the Nu River in China’s Yunnan Province. BINGZHONGLUO, China — From its crystalline beginnings as a rivulet seeping from a [...]

By |May 7th, 2013|Dams and development projects|

Thailand must help its neighbours get over the dam fad

I was born and brought up in a hilltribe village at the foot of Doi Mae Salong in Chiang Rai. My mother was a teacher and social worker. My father was head of the hilltribe welfare unit. A fisherman near [...]

By |March 14th, 2013|Dams and development projects|

Experts discuss how to protect Mekong River

Mekong River flows for 4,800 kilometres through six countries including Viet Nam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and China.— Internet photo HCM CITY (VNS)— Environmental issues challenging the Mekong River were discussed at a three-day international Mekong Environment Symposium, which closes [...]

By |March 8th, 2013|Other News|

Dam in Northeast Built on Earthquake Site, Study Finds

Local workers adjust stones at a dam construction site by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation on the Tatay River in Koh Kong province, some 210 kilometers (130 miles) west of Phnom Penh Theara Khoun, VOA Khmer30 January 2013 PHNOM PENH - [...]

By |January 31st, 2013|Dams and development projects|

Japan ‘very interested’ in Dawei Port project

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plants a jackfruit tree in the compound of the Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology in Bangkok yesterday. Japan sought to strengthen its strategic partnership with Thailand yesterday by expressing an interest in taking part in the [...]

By |January 18th, 2013|Dams and development projects, Other News|

China Top Dam Builder, Going Where Others Won’t

       TATAY RIVER, Cambodia—Up a sweeping jungle valley in a remote corner of Cambodia, Chinese engineers and workers are raising a 100-meter (330-foot) high dam over the protests of villagers and activists. Only Chinese companies are willing to tame the [...]

By |December 25th, 2012|Dams and development projects|

free Sombath Somphone

    Why this is important         Mr. Sombath Somphone has been disappeared since Dec 15, 2012. He is the founder of Participatory Development Training Center (PADETC), Vientiane, Laos. He has been working for 30 years to promote sustainable development [...]

By |December 25th, 2012|Campaigns|

Ajarn Sombath Somphone is a great role model

“Ajarn Sombath Somphone is a great role model and a realistic practitioner to bring sustainable development in term of education and food security in Mekong region. With his great contribution, strong commitment and high motivation is a great asset for [...]

By |December 25th, 2012|Campaigns|

Mekong plans anger riverside communities

Villagers protest against Xayaburi dam in capita Villagers from along the Mekong River have rallied in front of giant construction firm Ch Karnchang, demanding it immediately suspend building the Xayaburi dam on the waterway. Protesters from eight provinces along the [...]