Since last week, water levels along the lower Mekong River from Thailand’s Chiang Saen to Lao PDR’s Luang Prabang have been slightly increased above their long-term averages (LTAs). This trend will continue throughout February and early March 2020. The same trend also will occur at the monitoring stations from Vientiane to Pakse of Lao PDR, although there is a drop below the LTAs at Chaing Kan to Pakse. The lower reaches from Cambodia’s Stung Trend to Neak Loung and Vietnam’s Tan Chau on the Mekong River and Koh Khel and Chau Doc on the Bassac River will experience this same situation (water levels drop below their LTAs).
Officials and experts from the lower Mekong countries kicked off the Mekong River Commission’s pilot program to monitor transboundary environmental impacts from the Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams to advise on measures to address any negative effects from th
Government officials and stakeholders suggested that the Xayaburi hydropower developer share information on the dam operation with the lower Mekong countries for better planning and management.
In a bid to reduce plastic waste and fight plastic pollution in the Mekong region, government officials and researchers from the four Mekong countries agreed to assess plastic waste leakage into the Mekong River system in order to inform the current state
Mekong stakeholders raised concerns and suggested the Lao government to conduct more assessments on the potential transboundary environmental and social impacts of the proposed Luang Prabang hydropower project.
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The Luang Prabang hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in the Houygno village of Luang Prabang province, about 25 km from Luang Prabang town or approximately 2,036 km from the Mekong Delta in Viet Nam
The Pak Lay hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong mainstream in Pak Lay district, Xayaburi province, in north-western Lao PDR..
The Pak Beng hydropower project is proposed on the Mekong ...