Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thailand gets a taste of its own medicine

The new Thai PM wanted to divert waters from the mighty Mekong to irrigate Thai crops. Needless to say, the downstream countries -- Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam -- were unhappy about this. Now experts warn that China's big hydroelectric dams on the Mekong may foil the Thai prime minister's plan. "They fear that the dams will lead to a reduction in the amount of water flowing downstream" writes the Bangkok Post.

Would it be so much better if no country messed with the Mekong?

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