Mekong dam: China cuts river flow 50 per cent, is slammed for lack of warning

Jan 9, 2021 | INVESTING

China’s decision to hold back the Mekong River’s water flow at a hydropower dam for close to a month will disrupt fisheries and local livelihoods along the waterway that is a lifeline for 60 million people, watchers and activists have warned.The Chinese water resources ministry on Tuesday told neighbouring countries downstream on Southeast Asia’s longest river that it had reduced the water flow until January 24 because of “maintenance for the transmission lines of the power grid”. Activists…

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