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‘Nothing about the Mekong is normal now’

“It’s either that the water isn’t enough or water comes too much and floods. Nothing about the Mekong is normal now,” said local village head and river watch volunteer Attapon Nakhon.


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LAOS

Laos Opens More Land to Chinese Investment, Raising Local Concerns

A Chinese company has signed an agreement with Lao authorities to study the prospects for development of 5,000 hectares of land in southern Laos’ Attapeu province, raising concerns among residents that investors will take more land over time, destroying local livelihoods.


Myanmar


Thailand

Experts explore ways to protect Thailand’s ‘James Bond islet’ from erosion

Khao Ta Pu, or Ko Ta Pu (nail island), is a 20-meter tall limestone islet and is a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park. Since 1974, when it was featured in the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”, Ko Ta Pu has been popularly called “James Bond islet”.

Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1420611/experts-explore-ways-to-protect-thailands-james-bond-islet-from-erosion#ixzz6sYBaHsDA
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