Scrap piles up right at the entrance gate to the village, and covers all canals, alleys and heaps up at houses. Schools are ‘attacked’ by waste and thick black smoke.
Mekong nations of Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar are lagging others working successfully to bring tiger numbers up.
The issue poses significant challenges for the Southeast Asian state’s future trajectory.
Experts applaud Vietnam’s decision not to license the 1,200 MW Vung Ang II coal-fired thermal power project, saying that this is a ‘necessary caution’.
Climate migrants are further exposing the need for Bangkok planners to come up with better methods to confine urban sprawl, cope with climate change and ensure a better deal for all.
Proposed flows by researchers to green-up dams in the Lower Mekong are seen as infeasible and devastating to fisheries.
Under the cross-border transport program started between other (GMS) countries. Only Myanmar remains to join. It’s starting with Thailand
The three were charged with “intimidation” and “causing damage” while investigating an alleged illegal sand dredging operation in Koh Kong province in 2016.
The China-Lao high speed railway will cross the Mekong at Luang Prabang, the UNESCO-listed city in northern Laos, as part of the new trans-Asian railway network.
Hydropower development fuels ethnic minority grievances over indigenous land rights.