Earthquake experts have renewed concerns about the potential for a seismic disaster hitting the massive Xayaburi dam, which is well under construction on the Mekong River in a quake-prone location in Laos.
Low-income developing countries such as Cambodia will suffer the worst effects of global climate change, including food insecurity and lower agricultural output, according to a new U.N. report released Monday.
About 600 people are scheduled on Saturday to start a four-day protest that will include marches and boat trips to call for construction of the controversial Don Sahong dam on the Cambodian-Lao border to be halted.
The Don Sahong Project will irreparably damage the Khone Falls and our mother river – the Mekong. Even the Mekong River Commission Secretariat has described the Khone Falls as “an ecologically unique area that is essentially a microcosm of the entire lower Mekong River”, and concluded that “such a site is so rare in nature that every effort should be made to preserve all of Khone Falls from any development”.