Rising Tensions In Mekong Basin

October 2010
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Oct2010, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p8
Country Report
The article reports that conflicting interests over the development of hydroelectric power projects along the Mekong River Basin continue to be a threat to political stabilities in countries situated in the basin, including Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and China. China's growing need for energy and food has led the country to invest heavily in hydropower generation and irrigation. Laos and Cambodia have also invested heavily in hydropower projects.


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