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National Sector Overview: Integrated Report  

National Sector Overview: Integrated Report. Executive Summary

This integrated report on National Sector Overview of Thailand was prepared by the Thai National Mekong Committee, following the Basin Development Plan (BDP) process agreed upon by countries in the Lower Mekong River Basin comprising of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. The report presents basic data and information on the Basin?s part of Thailand, its Sub-areas (SA) as defined by BDP and relevant development policies covering eight (8) Sectors, namely, 1) Watershed Management, 2) Irrigation/Irrigated Agriculture, 3) Water Supply for Domestic Uses, 4) Hydropower, 5) Flood Protection, 6) Fisheries, 7) Navigation and 8), Tourism. Principal objectives of the report are to share relevant facts on the subject in respect to Thailand with other member countries, to facilitate understanding of key stakeholders in Thailand particularly at the SA level on the necessity of BDP and to enable them to participate effectively in the planning and identifying projects for a sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin. The report has five Chapters. The introductory one explains objectives and related conceptual framework of the report. Chapter 2 elaborates a brief history of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the BDP. Chapter 3 describes physical setting of the Basin?s part in Thailand while Chapter 4 provides the details of important policies, problems as well as development issues (by sectors) of the eight sectors involved. Chapter 5 then presents an analytical approach, discussing cross sectoral issues, cross cutting issues as well as those of trans-boundary ones, aiming at facilitating understanding of the key stakeholders on possible impacts and/or outcome of a development project upon others within the same sector or, between sectors.

Uploaded on: Mar 2006
File size: 500 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Area Development , Regional Planning/Development
Category: Society