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CAMBODIA

Cambodia gold mine news prompts pollution concerns

Rong Cheng, a Chinese-owned company located in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district and still in operation, was among the companies blamed for the pollution, sources told RFA in earlier reports.


LAOS

Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge four percent complete

The brides across the Mekong will link Beung Kan Province in northeastern Thailand to Paksan, Bolikhamxay Province in Laos, Construction of the project began in August 2019 funded by a loan from Thailand’s Economic Cooperation Program and the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation. 


Myanmar


Thailand

Violence hampers Unesco park quest

Thailand’s effort to turn the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex into a Unesco World Heritage Site has been made in vain for the past six years. Will it have succeeded by the time the annual World Heritage Convention convenes in July? 


Vietnam

Goldman Prize for Vietnamese pangolin activist

In 2014, Nguyen founded NGO Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, headquartered in the Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam’s North Central Coast region. He has since established two pangolin rehabilitation centers, in Cuc Phuong and Pu Mat National Parks, and an anti-poaching unit, where he trains government rangers in wildlife conservation, animal identification, GPS skills, and drone technology.