The government is now underway preparing documents to request listing the 94,000 hectare area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Imports of plastic waste from overseas continue and have actually increased because of a burst of shipments from China, meaning the plastic bag ban may not make a dent in the plastic waste total.
Compared to neighbouring economies, Myanmar stands out in terms of technical solar potential with the highest 26,962 megawatts per year, a 2015 Asia Development Bank report suggests.
“Before 2016, when there was no dam, there were more than 10 Irrawaddy dolphins [a Red List species] in my area, but in recent years they have disappeared and only three remain now.”
Four ‘Friendship Bridges’ span the wide majestic Mekong River as it creates a meandering borderline between Thailand and Laos but just how friendly are these border bridges?