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Music aficionados with diverse sound preferences will see a melting pot of music genres overtaking performance venues in all of the neighborhoods from the city. We The Fest can be a three days annual summer festival of music, arts, fashion and food that since 2014 has given a stage to incredible performances from globally-known acts of genres including The Kooks, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Big Sean, The 1975, G-Eazy, Mark Ronson, Phoenix, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many more. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music going until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. The Friday Night Market comes with a Beer Garden which includes local craft beer. Each year the Americana Music Association gathers 1000s of artists, fans, and industry professionals all over the world in Nashville.

Ticketmaster provides a fan ticket exchange for select events and quite a few tickets can be resold through this platform for face value or less. Lori McKenna, Aug 4. Port City Music Hall, Portland, $30 general admission seated, $45 preferred seating advance. Hospitality bookings (both with and without tickets) is not refunded nonetheless they might be exchanged before the performance provided no less than ten days notice is offered, be subject to availability along with a handling fee. The Dinner Concerts combine masterfully the arts of music and fine cuisine.

Gregory Alan Isakov, July 25. State Theatre, Portland, $31 in advance, $36 day of show. 17. Port City Music Hall, Portland, $21 upfront, $26 day of show. Details: Before the fireworks take advantage of the Bayside Skiers Ski Show at Fountain Lake along with a Antique Car Show on Broadway Downtown. Yanni tickets 2020 Expect a noisy, fuzzed-out set through these Freedom Band-backed performances, that include playthroughs of Melted, Goodbye Bread, Emotional Mugger and Manipulator, too as a to-be-announced slate each night (the very first 500 visitors to purchase three or more tickets to several shows will received a fixed 7” of the latest, unreleased music, so we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s stuck just using that).

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Give our audience an opportunity to hear first class artists perform are in our town. Registration will be temporarily suspended before and during the principle ticket sales periods so please allow time for your photo to get approved. 4. Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, Westbrook, $30. Details: The firework display will summary the 75th annual Water Carnival. Sign up for our Omaha eNewsletter and up-to-date on the latest events, festivals, concerts and promotions in Omaha. If you have already purchased your tickets, you can add this package from £99 per person, inclusive of VAT.

MICHIGAN CITY — Come out and benefit from the Fourth of July festivities in Washington Park, 6 On the Lake. Details: The best viewing for Chaska’s fireworks comes from McKnight Park, Jonathan Elementary School, Jonathan Square along with the Home Depot parking zone. With SWV on the As Long As I Live Tour at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. Events continue until past the Fourth of July. In July 2017, the Festival reached the traditional Persia: Riccardo Muti led the Teheran Symphony Orchestra and the Cherubini Youth Orchestra within the Iranian capital city and then in Ravenna, an historic double concert for which Orient and Occident met underneath the manifestation of Verdi’s music.

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DO NOT BUY TICKETS TO THE MISSION CONCERT FROM VIAGOGO. Lake Station: Fireworks begin at dusk at Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley St. You may book approximately six tickets per transaction by paying a deposit of £50 per person when tickets continue sale (plus the coach fare, if you are booking a coach package). Terry Family Fireworks July 3rd Celebration, 5:30-11 p.m., The Gathering Place, Highway C and Old Business 37, Purdy. It’s Only Rock’n Roll: See a sample from the magazine – IORR 61 – the best Rolling Stones reports, pictures and updates.

Another major spot to spend time for the day on July 4th are at Joint Base Lewis McChord’s Freedom Fest. Catering to visitors and residents alike, you can find hundreds of diverse music events each year from doo wop and jazz, to reggae, rock and symphonic arrangements. I would begin the southern side in the Acropolis, specifically on the Olympeion, it opens at 8.00 am (purchase your tickets there and then you are good for the entire day). 75 households were successful in winning tickets on the concerts, meaning 150 tickets were won in total.

Location: Florence Park, 4th St, NW and Lake Florence Dr. Music soundtracks for todays movies evolved from these live accompaniments for that silents. Shinedown, June 29. Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, Westbrook, $29.50 to $79.50. Activities include games, a watermelon eating contest, a patriotic painting presentation and live music by Members Only and fireworks in the evening at Top with the Rock. 18. Glastonbury Festival Events Ltd does not offer refunds in the event of lost or stolen tickets or in which the ticket holder cannot attend the Festival due to reasons past the Festival’s control.

Tickets were a stunning $139, but sold-out quickly ahead of time; Miller and his group routinely play 10,000-seat amphitheaters for the summer circuit, while Freeman includes a 2,000 capacity. Metal fans, you’ll be at the same time served as shoegaze enthusiasts are in your lust for gig tickets, and our news section details all the album reviews, tour rumours, artist interviews you can actually desire. 4 July 2019: Following several warnings that viagogo have not done enough to overhaul operate presents information about its website, the CMA is advancing with legal proceedings for contempt of court against viagogo.

Here’s one of the most interesting situation, that’s that the concert isn’t soldout yet, but there are few tickets from which to choose. The flagship product, the TicketNetwork® Point-of-Sale, and also other solutions, power a vast network of websites that enable consumers to interchange tickets to 1000s of events. Those seeing this show for that first time, can not only expect great Christmas music, old country favorites and amazing instrumental abilities, but also plenty of hilarious comedy every step from the way – in a very holiday, Branson-style for the entire family.

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KKP Encourages Circular Economy to Increase Fisheries Products Values

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Jakarta (Greeners) – Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) encourages circular economy dubbed as blue economy in the industry to support the government’s commitment to tackle waste issues and increase added values.

“In 2017, the government had promised investment of one billion dollar per year to tackle plastic waste and aim to reduce to 70 percent in 2025. This is not a small number. Our government is showing domestic and international commitments. Are we ready to take up this challenge?” said Maman Hermawan in Jakarta on Wednesday (06/02/2019).

Hermawan said the fisheries processing products are still producing wastes. With circular economy and blue economy, he added, processing products will be maximized and wastes can have economic values.

“Circular economy in fisheries sector is similar to blue economy. We capture fish or process one tons of fishes in the market has less value because we just sell fish meat. With blue economy and circular economy, fish will be processed by making use all part. Normally, the bones or scales will be thrown off but with circular economy, all parts of fish have values,” he said.

Furthermore, he said that those parts of fish can be turned into other products such as collagen and fish oils for margarine. These processing have been implemented in Japan, China and Vietnam.

“In Vietnam, fish meat can be used as fillet and its oil can be raw material for margarine. It indicates that the products made from wastes have higher values than fish meat. This is circular economy. If everything is linear, then we will push (circular economy),” he said.

Meanwhile, executive director for Center foe Southeast Asian Studies, Arisman, said that circular economy in fisheries requires commitments, willingness and collaboration from all parties. Arisman said circular economy has only being discussed at the waste management level and not all are willing to implement the method.

“The circular economy in fisheries industry can come from the products, however, it will feel hard if only industry is talking. If aiming to plastic waste, the ministry needs to be concerned about wastes stuck in fishermen nets which can be turned into other products. This requires skills. Or, packaging from the products no longer using plastics,” he said.

Furthermore, he said the ministry wants to push circular economy in fisheries so there’s a huge commitment especially from the industry.

In addition, he said the ministry no longer aiming on small producers for circular economy.

Blue economy is initially launched under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during his speech in Leaders Valuing Nature, in Brazil, June 2012.

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Two ministers lead beach cleaning action in Kuta

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Kuta, Bali, (ANTARA News) – Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi led the beach cleaning action at Kuta Beach, Bali, Saturday (Oct 27) which is one of the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) program series.

“We have protected the sea from Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated Fishing. Now what we see as pollution in the sea is garbage. I call on all people to stop using plastic,” Susi said before starting the action.

She added that Indonesia could emulate some small countries in Africa that have not used plastic any more.

“So, from now on there is no more plastic bottle in the office. Drink water from gallons with a tumbler. Can we do it? We can say our sea is our future, so don`t make it dirty,” Susi said.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said the action to clean the beach was a small contribution but could inspire people to clean the beach from plastic waste.

“The sea is not a trash can. Our ocean is our life, so love your sea like loving your life,” Retno said.

She added that the spirit of the National Youth Oath Day which falls on October 28 is commemorated with the spirit of unity and cooperation, and it would be brought to the 5th OOC held on October 29-30, 2018 in Bali.

Earlier, the two ministers along with several ambassadors of fellow countries have released 1,000 hatchlings on Kuta Beach.

Elementary school student Nafisnu Canggah Sangidu took part in beach cleaning action. He said he only got six pieces of garbage.

“Today I only get little garbage because the beach has been cleaned this morning,” he said, adding that he had participated in the action for three times.

The 5th OOC in Bali has six areas of actions, namely, marine protected areas, climate change, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy, and maritime security.

At the 2017 Our Ocean hosted by the European Union in Malta, Indonesia announced that the country would establish 200,000 square kilometers of conservation areas by 2018, covering 6.5 percent of Indonesian waters.

In addition, Indonesia announced it would restore the 18,882 square meters damaged coral reefs in the Dampier Strait off Raja Ampat (West Papua, Indonesia).

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Sydney Declaration affirms Asean-Australia relationship

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Asian Correspondent, AUSTRALIA and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) issued a joint statement on Sunday, asserting shared commitment to cooperation in trade, cybersecurity, counterterrorism and the adoption of a code of conduct for the South China Sea.

Named the Sydney Declaration and issued at the culmination of the Asean-Australia Special Summit from March 16 to 18, the document declares a “new era” in the “increasingly close” relationship between the regional bloc and its southern neighbour.

Commerce and counterterrorism were the two major themes of the Summit – which was the first time representatives from all 10 member states have met in Australia – and saw the announcement of a raft of new joint initiatives.

With a combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion in 2016, Asean represents the world’s sixth largest economy and Australia’s fourth largest trading partner with total trade worth US$93.2 billion in 2016.

Professor John Blaxland, Director of the Australian National University (ANU) Southeast Asia Institute and Head of Strategic & Defence Studies Centre told Asian Correspondent that the Summit marked a “serious inflection point” for Australian policymaking.

“Southeast Asia is fundamental to Australia’s security,” said Blaxland. “There is now a bipartisan recognition that we’ve got to take Asean more seriously … especially as the circumstances in our neighbourhood have become more troubled.”

Counterterrorism and the South China Sea

The Sydney Declaration declared a “strong commitment to regional peace and security as well as peaceful resolution of disputes”, noting the need for freedom of navigation, specifically in the South China Sea, as well as calling upon North Korea to comply with UN Security Council resolutions.

It called for the “early conclusion” of a code of conduct for the South China Sea, leading an article published in the Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times on Monday to argue that “Australia risks damaging its own interests” if it speaks out against Beijing.

The Sydney Declaration also reasserted cooperation between law enforcement, customs and immigration on countering transnational crime issues including trafficking of drugs, arms and wildlife.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Australia and Asean on “Combating terrorism and violent extremism” announced workshops on detection and prosecution of online terror crimes and greater intelligence sharing on terrorist financing.

Five months after the siege of Marawi in the Southern Philippines, in which Islamic State-inspired militants fought Philippines security forces resulting in hundreds of deaths, the MOU announced the “establishment of a series of regional dialogues and forums with Asean and Australian law enforcement partners, aimed at combatting the threat of ISIL-affiliated terrorists.”

“Counterterrorism and commerce are two areas that are easy to discuss,” former intelligence expert for the Australian Defence Department and a Visiting Professor at the ANU College of Law, Clive Williams, told Asian Correspondent.

“Some of the counterterrorism ideas are good and sensible, but I can see some problems with this,” he said, stating that Asean states each have differing definitions of terrorism, “so coming up with a regional approach would be difficult.” In cases such as Thailand’s deep south or the southern Philippines, members of separatist movements are automatically deemed terrorists, said Williams.

“Of the five Asean countries with security problems, three (Thailand, the Philippines, Burma) have problems of their own making. We (Australia) would say ‘if you had better policies then you wouldn’t have these problems’,” he said.

Yet if Australia had concerns about human rights in the region, they were not broadcast, instead raised with respective leaders behind closed doors.

“Regarding human rights in Asean, for sure it’s not easy to discuss,” said Arisman, the Executive Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) in Jakarta. “In Asean we’re used to consensus and respecting the nation-state.”

Trade and building Asean

The Sydney Declaration also said that as “highly trade-oriented economies”, Asean and Australia were committed to “resisting all forms of protectionism” and to “free and open markets”. Turnbull reportedly declared that there were “no protectionists around the table” at Asean at the conclusion of the summit.

While this is not entirely true in practice, said Dr Sanchita Basu Das of the Asean Studies Centre a research fellow at the Asean Studies Centre at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, it sends an important message amid the “global environment at the moment.”

“The summit took place just after President Trump’s announcement about the introduction of tariffs,” she said, noting the importance of Asean-Australia not buying into rhetoric of a trade war. “They were telling people we want free and open trade. At least saying that loudly and clearly is very important at this juncture.”

Digital trade and entrepreneurship was emphasised in the Sydney Declaration, with Arisman stating that Australia could assist the less developed countries in Asean to develop their cyber capabilities and infrastructure. “Australia looks at Indonesia as one of the big markets for the digital economy,” he added.

On Sunday night, the Australian government announced the Asean-Australia Infrastructure Co-operation initiative aimed at creating a pipeline for private and public funds for projects across the region, in what may be seen as a counter to China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative.

“Australia seen as one of the leading countries for public-private partnerships and in big infrastructure projects in the country itself,” said Sanchita, who said the country could provide significant ongoing assistance in terms of Asean integration.

Four new educational initiatives to boost Asean-Australia engagement were also announced, including a regional dialogue involving academics and business leaders focused on skills required for infrastructure development.

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs said the education initiatives would help build more “practical and meaningful partnerships” between “emerging leaders”.

Around 100,000 Southeast Asians are studying in Australia, representing around 1 in 5 of all international students there. Professor Blaxland said that to date, they have been viewed as a disaggregated population, however altogether Asean students are just as important as Indians or Chinese in terms of international student numbers.

More broadly, he said the wide-ranging focus of the Sydney Declaration “points to the breadth and depth of the relationship now”.

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ASEAN discusses management of ocean plastics

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VietnamNews,Jakarta (VNA) : A two-day forum on policy and initiatives to manage marine plastic pollution in ASEAN member countries opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 5.

The forum attracted over 100 participants from Indonesian ministries, ASEAN research institutes, the ASEAN Secretariat, and non-governmental organisations.

Discussion was set to focus on current situation and impacts of ocean plastics, and regional collaboration and initiatives related to the issue. The event looked to put forth recommendations for policy making to reduce marine pollution in Southeast Asia.

Addressing the regional forum, deputy head of the German Mission to ASEAN Hendrik Barkeling said inland plastics dumped into the sea will increase if economies continue expansion without proper urban waste management.

The amount of marine plastics was forecast to double in 2025.

Arif Havas Oegroseno, Indonesian Deputy Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Resources, said the Indonesian Government is working to curb plastic pollution at sea, adding that tough measures might be employed to punish agencies and firms violating regulations on marine environment protection.

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, deputy head of the Norwegian Mission to ASEAN Hilde Solbakken lauded the organisation of the event, as marine pollution is now a pressing issue in the world. She noted ocean plastics threaten the growth of the fishery sector. She said that the Norwegian Government is carrying out measures to limit the dumping of plastics into the sea and recover the marine environment, adding that 80 percent of the work was done.

The ASEAN has a coastline spanning 173,000 km.-VNA

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Indonesia Ingin Kurangi Sampah Plastik di Laut Hingga 70 Persen

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Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Indonesia berkeinginan untuk mengurangi 70 persen sampah plastik di laut pada 2025 mendatang. Pernyataan ini diucapkan oleh Deputi Menteri Bidang Kedaulatan Maritim Kementerian Koordinasi Kemaritiman Indonesia, Havas Oegroseno.

Kurangnya dana menjadi penghalang untuk mewujudkan tujuan tersebut.

“Tolak ukur internasional untuk pengolahan limbah pada adalah USD50 (setara Rp678 ribu) per orang setiap tahunnya, namun di pemerintah lokal Indonesia, pengelolaan limbah padat hanya USD6 (sekitar Rp81 ribu) per orang per tahun,” seru Havas, saat ditemui dalam forum ‘Managing Marine Plastic Pollution: Policy Initiatives in ASEAN Countries’, di Hotel Le Meridien, Jakarta, Selasa, 5 Desember 2017.

Menurut dia, mengubah cara pandang masyarakat untuk tidak membuang sampah di laut bisa saja di lakukan. Sayangnya, tak ada fasilitas atau tempat sampah yang tersedia.

Karenanya, dia ingin pemerintah dan sektor swasta bekerja sama dalam upaya mengurangi sampah plastik.

“Mungkin kita dapat berhasil mengubah cara pandang masyarakat menangani limbah plastik di laut dengan kampanye untuk tidak membuang sampah-sampah itu. Namun, ketika mereka ingin buang sampah, tak ada tempat yang tersedia. Hal ini disebabkan kurangnya dana untuk membangun tempat agar sampah-sampah itu bisa didaur ulang,” imbuhnya.

Dia mengharapkan pihak swasta, yang juga merupakan penyumbang sampah plastik dengan produk mereka yang dibungkus plastik, untuk membantu penyelesaian ini. Salah satunya dengan menyumbangkan dana.

Indonesia merupakan negara kedua terbesar penyumbang sampah plastik di dunia, berada di bawah Tiongkok. Menurut data Bank Dunia pada 2017, sampah plastik terbesar yang ada di dunia adalah pampers dan pembalut, sebesar 21 persen, diikuti kantong plastik sebanyak 16 persen, kemudian ikuti kemasan plastik, botol plastik, dan berbagai bentuk plastik lainnya.

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Sustainable water management key to development of Mekong River

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Vietnam News, Jakarta : The Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) held a conference on sustainable water management for Mekong River in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 27.

The conference introduced potential projects and recommended measures to tackle pollution and resource depletion in the river.

CSEAS Executive Director Dr. Arisman said the unsustainable use of water resources by upstream countries can harm nations in downstream areas, particularly rice producers like Thailand and Vietnam.

He suggested member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) join hands to protect the river and make its sustainable management part of the agendas of their meetings.

Participating experts discussed challenges to the sustainable management of the Mekong River’s water source, including development gaps among nations, integration levels, environmental issues, and climate change.

They also discussed several solutions, such as building a far-reaching action plan and increasing cooperation in dealing with climate change and natural disasters.

With a total length of about 4,800 km, the Mekong River runs through China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.-VNA

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Warnings issued on about impact of new dams

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The Jakarta Post, Jakarta: Experts warned on Wednesday countries building or planning to construct hydroelectric dams on the Mekong River that the developments could cause environmental damage, threats to food security and possible conflicts.

Speaking at the Regional Workshop on Sustainable Water Resource Management in the Mekong River: Human Security and Regional Stability in South east Asia held in Jakarta, the experts said they believed China, which is one of six countries through which the river passes, and ASEAN could reduce the negative impacts and avoid possible crisis in the region. “China is the [most] important actor. ASEAN could also contribute to settle it,” Muhammad Riefqi Muna of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences said in the seminar organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Although China and the members of ASEAN have different political systems, Riefqi suggested the countries consider involving their people in their national developments, including the construction of dams. “Now, sovereignty is not only in the hands of the government, but also in the people. Public participation is important in every aspect of the development,” he added. Besides China, the other fivecountries passed by the 4,350 kilometer-long river are Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, which are all members of the ASEAN bloc. The countries are constructing dozens of dams and proposing more to cope with an increasing need for electricity.

The booming hydropower project construction raises concerns over the environment and rice production, as well as for local fishermen. Indonesia imports rice from Thailand and Vietnam. Researcher Huijian Wu of the
Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, said the construction of hydropower plants have irreversible negative impacts on their ecosystems and the livelihoods of the rural poor. Wu revealed a survey of the poor living in villages around the area of the Lower Sesan Dam, which was being constructed in Cambodia at a total cost of US$861 million and was expected
to be completed next year.

She said more than 20 percent of residents in the survey, which was conducted in June last year, rejected relocating for various reasons, including the small com pensation and a lack of health, educational and economic facilities in the new homes. In the interviews, the residents expressed their feelings, such as anger, fear, frustration, disappointment at being ignored, loss of confidence, isolation, anxiety and depression over their future because of the existence of the dam, she said.

Meanwhile, researcher Margareth Sembiring of the Center for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, said the negative social impacts and environmental damages could lead to crossborder conflicts. “Strong cooperation among the countries is needed. The nations should be committed more to advanced technology and support for their local farmers and fishermen,” Margareth said in the seminar.

However, a participant from Thailand said it was regretful that none of the seminar speakers were from the countries through which the Mekong River flows. “It would be good to have them speak at the seminar,” she said. She said the countries should choose between the need for elec tricity by the majority of the people and the interests of minority groups.

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Pentingnya Menjaga Stabilitas Sungai Mekong

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Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Kawasan yang dilalui Sungai Mekong mulai dari Tiongkok, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Kamboja dan Vietnam perlu dijaga stabilitasnya. Penjagaan stabilitas itu penting karena dapat memengaruhi aspek keamanan di kawasan Asia Tenggara.

Ancaman keamanan muncul mulai dari yang sifatnya menyentuh sekitar 80 juta warga yang tergantung kepada sungai Mekong tersebut. Seperti jalur perdagangan sungai, perikanan dan pertanian. Ancaman juga datang dari adanya berbagai proyek pembangunan seperti bendungan.

Demikian salah satu pandangan yang muncul dari Regional Workshop on Sustainable Water Resource Management in Mekong River: Human Security and Regional Stability in Southeast Asia pada Rabu 27 September 2017 di Jakarta. Workshop yang dihadiri diplomat mancanegara, pejabat pemerintahan, mahasiswa dan kalangan aktivis ini, diselenggarakan Center for Southeast Asian Studies Indonesia (CSASI)

Kurt Mørck Jensen dari Kedutaan Besar Denmark menjelaskan, banyak kepentingan di kawasan ini seperti Laos untuk pertanian, perikanan dan jalur perdagangan. Demikian juga Thailand untuk jalur perdagangan dan pertanian seperti halnya kepentingan Kamboja dan Vietnam

Kerjasama juga sudah dilakukan seperti melalui Mekong River Commission (MRC) sejak 1995, kata Kurt. Namun menurut Banyu Perwita dari President University, keputusan MRC ini tidak mengikat. Ke depan agar bisa memberikan kekuatan untuk menjaga keamanan sekitar kawasan Sungai Mekong maka forum ini harus membuat keputusan yang mengikat.

Sementara Riefqi Mauna, Peneliti dari LIPI, menyoroti sumber-sumber ketidakstabilan dari persepsi yang berbeda antara human security dan state security. Jika negara di sekitarnya hanya mementingkan dirinya tanpa memerhatikan keamanan warganya, maka Sungai Mekong akan menjadi sumber masalah baru.

Margareth Sembiring, peneliti dari Rajaratnam School of International Studies memberikan contoh adanya sumber kerusakan lingkungan yang disebabkan pembangunan seperti bendungan. Maka jika lingkungan rusak akan memengaruhi pertanian, perikanan bahkan kualitas air. Akhirnya terjadilah masalah regional seperti krisis makanan dan konflik antar perbatasan.

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