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Prepared at the request of the Mekong River Commission, this report evaluates the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Upper Mekong River Navigation Channel Improvement, especially the socio-economic aspects. It finds a number of inadequacies in the EIA. The authors argue that both the summary assessment and the social impact assessment are substantively inadequate, in that they omit potential impacts and make claims that are not substantiated.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
  • Waterways and ports
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1
License unspecified
Author (individual) Cocklin, Chris
Co-author (individual) Hain, Monique
Publisher Monash Environment Institute, Monash University.
Publication date 2001
Pagination 8 p.
Date uploaded May 28, 2015, 05:37 (UTC)
Date modified June 22, 2015, 09:44 (UTC)