Ha Long bay, a Unesco world heritage site, is famous for its 1,969 limestone islands and floating villages.
Three parks in Thailand were designated, two in Vietnam and one in Myanmar.
China appeared to be a key factor in Vietnam’s recent decision to stop foreign investors from funding its North-South Expressway, and ruling out Chinese tech firm Huawei from its national 5G roll-out.
In the past, the travel industry could escape criticism by saying it was “none of our business.” Today, sitting on the fence is an unacceptable; must be more vocal to protect the region’s greatest asset — the river.
The participation of a Vietnamese state-owned company in the Luang Prabang Dam project is “incongruous” with repeated concerns expressed by Vietnam over mainstream dams to date.
The MRC says that the working group set November 8 as the kick-off date for a six-month prior consultation process of Luang Prabang, a 1,460 megawatt dam project.
Authorities have failed to implemented a warrant for perpetrators who had taken possession of land within a wildlife sanctuary to plant mango, jackfruit and coconut trees.
If each country goes back and really tries to mitigate the issue, I am sure ASEAN will be able to commit” to [be] haze-free [by] 2020.”