Initial value chain analysis shows these low-value bi-products can be used to make higher value products that can increase the income of rice farmers and millers and provide affordable energy to the wider region.
Dams, natural gas or solar? Myanmar’s electricity demand is forecasted to be 15 gigawatts by 2030, a fivefold increase from current levels.
Villagers in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of Vientiane are blocking attempts to survey their land for foreign-invested development, fearing they will be displaced from their homes by a new Chinese tourism project.
More than two-thirds of around 2,300 ethnic Vietnamese families living in a “floating village” have been evicted from their homes, despite concerns over a lack of infrastructure on the land demarcated for their relocation.
Indigenous communities in the Mekong are recording stories and legends to explore how these narratives can help exposing the destructive impact of large-scale projects in the region.
Neighbouring countries upstream of the rivers like the Mekong tend to exploit the water resources, creating more pressure on Vietnam’s water security.
The central city of Da Nang, in cooperation with the European Union (EU), has launched a pilot project to develop solar energy in the city.
According to initial plans, construction of temporary houses for victims of the flood caused by the collapse of a dam at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower plant was to be completed in last November but construction is still ongoing.