An international summit in Si Sa Ket brings together local communities and participants from around the world to develop innovative projects.
The military government flipped on a promise not to use a wide-sweeping security measure to push through a high-speed railway project with China that has been delayed by several legal obstacles.
The Isaan Record06/17/2017
Last Thursday, an environmental preservation group, academics, and local business representatives raised concerns about a ten-year national plan to industrialize Khon Kaen Province.
The Isaan Record05/15/2017
Almost 200 families were pushed out of their homes in Khon Kaen City by the construction of a new high-speed railway to connect Thailand, Laos, and China
The city administration paid compensation to affected families but residents say that the amount is far from enough.
The Isaan Record04/25/2017
In November villagers in Loei Province protested the renewal of a forest use license for the Phuthapfa gold mining site, operated by Tungkum Ltd (TKL). If the TAO grants the license, Tungkum Ltd will once again have all the licenses needed to restart operations in the gold mine.
The Isaan Record12/14/2016
A year after their return from Oaxaca, Mexico, two members of an anti-mining activist group in the Na Nong Bong village in Loei Province reflect on the lessons they learned from a two-week exchange with North American counterparts.
The Isaan Record12/09/2016
Business people and state officials are chomping at the bit for Mukdahan’s Special Economic Zone but locals are divided over the new development policy.
The Isaan Record11/23/2016
Villagers around Kaeng Lawa Lake in Khon Kaen Province make a good living from raising and selling water buffalo. But development projects proposed by business investors and the Royal Irrigation Department threaten to destroy the wetlands that the villagers and buffalo depend on.
The Isaan Record12/17/2015
On Wednesday morning, representatives of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning met with local community leaders in Khon Kaen to discuss the development of the new high speed rail system.