ADB Master Plan serves power monopolists, not the powerless

Grainne Ryder, Probe International
Saturday, November 1, 2003

There are more than 90 million people who do not have access to electricity within the six-country Mekong region. So when electricty utilities, government leaders, and multilateral development banks band together to promote a multi-billion dollar regional transmission grid, the question is will it serve those without electricity, and if not, then who will such a grid serve and for what purpose? In this Watershed Journal article, Grainne Ryder reviews the Mekong Power Grid plan.