The average loan size in Cambodia is now among the highest in the world, growing from $200 to $1,000 in the decade to 2014 — twice the pace of per-capita income.
More than 1,000 environmentalists and villagers urged officials to abandon plans for the 6,000MW, Chinese-financed Myitsone Dam during a ceremony on Sunday marking the 7th anniversary of its suspension.
“Local authorities have not come down to tell us to stop this project,” the official told RFA. The official acknowledged Pak Lay is still in the planning stage, as is Pak Beng
The agreement will see the Chinese taking up a 70 percent stake in a strategic deep sea port at the SEZ, with the Myanmar government and local public firms receiving the balance.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will leave for Japan on Friday to take part in the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit to discuss ways to connect industries and improve infrastructure in the Mekong region
Upcycling in Myanmar–Inside the structure are wonderful examples of recycling creativity such as lampshades cut and sewn from melted plastic bags and doormats made from motorcycle tubes.
China has built—and is in the process of building—so many dams on the Mekong River that the biodiverse and once-mighty waterway will soon be a series of stagnant pools.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused villagers and supporters of the now-defunct opposition party of cutting down trees and encroaching on protected forests.
“The new place has no house and no electricity. We have already received information from the authorities, but we haven’t agreed to go. We asked for land near the river, otherwise we’ll just go back to Vietnam.”
Customs officers of Noi Bai International Airport on September 28 seized nearly one tonne of elephant tusks, ivory products and pangolin scales transported from Nigeria.