Mekong River
Mekong River

Meeting to counter Mekong River dams

Breaking News March 13, 2017 12:17

By The Nation

Delegations from Mekong River Basin countries will discuss the impact of hydropower dam development on the river on Tuesday in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong district to mark International Day on Action for Rivers.

The international day is designed to raise awareness about the impact of destructive water development projects.

The local environmentalist group, "Rak Chiang Khong" (“Love Chiang Khong”), will hold the activity to call for protection against hydropower dam projects and the navigation channel-improvement project, which will include the removal of the river’s rapids and shoals.

At the event, there will be representatives of local people as well as academics from Cambodia and Vietnam.

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