Thailand’s cabinet has halted the Mekong River “rapids blasting” project along its border with Laos in a win for locals and activists. Photo: AFP
Thailand’s cabinet has halted the Mekong River “rapids blasting” project along its border with Laos in a win for locals and activists. Photo: AFP
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Thailand nixed China’s Mekong River blasting project. Will others push back?

  • Plan to blast and dredge parts of the riverbed so that it could be used by cargo ships had been around for 20 years
  • Decision may signal a shift in how downstream countries deal with Beijing’s ambitions, but coordinated efforts are needed, observers say

Thailand’s cabinet has halted the Mekong River “rapids blasting” project along its border with Laos in a win for locals and activists. Photo: AFP
Thailand’s cabinet has halted the Mekong River “rapids blasting” project along its border with Laos in a win for locals and activists. Photo: AFP
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