The governor of a province in Laos hit by flooding from a dam breach earlier this year has issued conflicting estimates of the projected cost to house displaced persons, giving figures deemed unnecessarily high by another official source and contradicting statements he himself had made earlier in an interview.
Asian countries like Cambodia need young people’s help to create a sustainable future.
The new country programme will be instrumental in shaping Myanmar’s future, including the general election in 2020.
There are more than a dozen major regional development schemes in the Lower Mekong subregion alone.
Studies have found that every country in the Greater Mekong region theoretically has access to energy sources that are 100 per cent renewable.
Coastal areas should cultivate extra short-term varieties with strong resilience amidst severe drought, while choosing right cultivation time to avoid salinity.
Local authorities are utilizing legal loopholes to avoid adhering to regulations that would protect the biodiversity of the Mekong River.
The community benefits attached to the Nam Theun 2 mega-dam were doomed from the start, experts who have researched the project told Devex.
There are over 461,300ha of natural forests, down 10,198ha from 2016 – partly due to illegal logging in recent years, including in some national protected areas.