In a momentous win for the Mekong River, this week the Thai cabinet formally called for cancellation of the Lancang-Mekong Navigation Channel Improvement Project, popularly known as the Mekong “rapids blasting” project. The cabinet decision is the culmination of decades of campaigning by Thai Mekong communities and civil-society groups, aided by environmentalists, who have worked […]
Author Archives: Pianporn Deetes
Pianporn (Pai) Deetes is the Thailand and Myanmar campaigns director for International Rivers, a global NGO working to defend the rights of rivers and communities. For 16 years, Pai has actively worked to protect Southeast Asia’s major rivers, the Mekong and Salween.