“Cambodia’s first farm-to-table restaurant” specialising in New Mekong Cuisine, a mix of Khmer cuisine favourites and regional dishes.
The Isan region is Thailand’s poorest, and life there is tough, but this research found that Isan farmers and workers are determined. They understand the government’s safety-net programs and make the best of them. These programs play a vital role in alleviating their hardship, and what the government does significantly affects their quality of life. There is also plenty of room for these programs to improve.
The debate on the Xayaboury Dam on the Mekong River in Laos—a massive dam that, in terms of environmental and social impacts, is much closer to Tick-Tock the Croc from Peter Pan than that cute little Geico spokesreptile.
Mekong basin-wide planning, environmental monitoring, flood and drought management, climate change adaption, and stakeholder engagement are some of the key areas to benefit from the renewed partnership.
Construction of new factories kick off before their environmental impact reports have been finished which in many cases has caused environmental problems for locals.
Vietnam’s rapid increase in water demand will lead to water stress in 11 out of 16 river basins in the country by 2030 during the dry season occurring against a backdrop of worsening water quality.
Some in the private sector are giving Vietnamese officials their wish list for a green economy, from more renewable energy to buildings that collect rain water for use.
Their concerns are based on the lesson they learned from the Eastern Seaboard Development programme more than 30 years ago.
Campaigners are urging the new government to overhaul what they see as its “overly pro-industrial investment policy” and move the country down the path of sustainable development.