Courtney Weatherby in Thanh Nien News on regional affairs in the Mekong River
January 29, 2015
Plans for the second dam across the lower Mekong River continue to put Laos on a collision course with its neighbors and environmentalists who fear a damning frenzy would sabotage the livelihoods, fish species and farmland of around 60 million people.
“Laos can point to these facts as examples of hypocrisy when other countries criticize its behavior, which limits the ability to constructively discuss how to equalize benefits and consequences in a way that will benefit the region as a whole,” Courtney Weatherby, a Southeast Asia Program research associate at the Washington-based Stimson Center, told Thanh Nien News.
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