“Tensions over water resources are threatening economic growth in many countries and presenting a source of conflict especially given the efforts of all countries to step up economic development.
“Dam construction and stream adjustment by some countries in upstream rivers represents a concern for many countries and an implicit factor affecting relations between relevant countries.”
“The exploitation of the Mekong River — the world’s 12th longest river, has loomed as an increasingly divisive issue among nations through which it flows — Myanmar, Laos,Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and its source country China.
More than 60 million people rely in some way on the river, a vital transport waterway and the world’s largest inland fishery with an annual estimated catch of 3.9 million tonnes, according to the Mekong River Commission.”
Read more: The Phuket News