China and Thai Junta Flip-Flop Over Blasting of Mekong River Inlet in Chiang Rai Province

China and Thai Junta Flip-Flop Over Blasting of Mekong River Inlet in Chiang Rai Province

CHIANG RAI – At the third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation, China’s central government acknowledged Rak Chiang Khong’s concerns about the impacts on people’s livelihoods of the Mekong River navigation channel improvement project, while indicating the possibility of amending or even cancelling the project. Nevertheless,  Chiang Rai’s local environmentalist group Rak Chiang Khong and […]

Chiang Rai’s Conservation Group Rak Chiang Khong Takes Pak Beng Dam Fight to Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court

Chiang Rai’s Conservation Group Rak Chiang Khong Takes Pak Beng Dam Fight to Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court

  – CHIANG RAI – The Rak Chiang Khong Conservation Group in Chiang Rai has renewed its campaign against the controversial Pak Beng dam that is due to be built on the Mekong River by lodging a complaint with the Supreme Administrative Court against Thai authorities for failing to provide local communities with adequate public […]

Outrage over Environmental Impact Assessment Process on Mekong Channel Navigation Project

Outrage over Environmental Impact Assessment Process on Mekong Channel Navigation Project

– CHIANG RAI – Local environmental group Rak Chiang Khong and academics are angry that Chinese officials and companies working on the Mekong River Navigation Channel Improvement Project will be the decision maker on an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the project in Chiang Rai. The TEAM Group of Companies, a Thai consultancy hired by the Chinese […]