Mekong River seaweed emerges when the water level drops substantially, but this year is unusual because large patches of seaweed are visible as the water is unusually low and clear.
Three years ago, the number of stoves in the city was more than 60,000. The number has fallen to 23,000, but air quality has not improved.
The improvement did not escape the eyes of the international community, which recognised Mandalay as among the 10 most promising smart cities in the region.
In 10 days, around 25ha in two separate locations in the Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Trapaing Chor commune had been bulldozed, with nearly 100ha slated for unauthorised clearance.
Sad news as Nam Et-Phou Louey has been seen as a potential last refuge for beleaguered big cats in Southeast Asia.
Many species of rare turtles are in danger of extinction due to illegal trading in Vietnam.
Winter birds inhabiting in Myanmar’s wetland areas migrated through Central Asia Flyway and East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Efforts to be made to address significant problems such as traffic congestion, traffic accidents, flooding, and environmental pollution, as well as climate-change adaptation.