Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - China to open up mekong discussion

China to open up mekong discussion

Water conservation groups in Cambodia reacted positively on Thursday to a Chinese government announcement that it would begin sharing information about upstream water levels in the drought-affected Mekong River with countries downstream. The announcement came less than two weeks before Prime Minister Hun Sen and his regional counterparts are due to meet with Chinese officials at the Mekong River Summit in Hua Hin, Thailand, to discuss growing concerns over disruptions to the river’s water flow, widely thought to be caused by damming in China. Pich Dun, secretary general of the National Mekong Committee, welcomed the “great news” on Thursday, which he said paved the way for constructive talks at the upcoming meeting. Meach Mien, project coordinator of the 3S Rivers Protection Network, said that in the past only downstream countries had participated in the Mekong River Commission. “This is the first time China has become involved in sharing information with downstream countries – it’s a good point, it’s positive,” he said.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields. Established in September 2015, SM Waypoint now has seven drone pilots, two sales staff and two accountants. Though the company focuses mainly on agricultural projects, the potential uses of the drones are extremely varied, going from measuring exact land height for building drainage systems to finding the most suitable location for special economic zones (SEZs) or factories.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Phnom Penh's Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all, from Kep crab to a new shrimp dish created by the market's owners.

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern