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

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

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