The Mekong region is a fertile ground for investigating migration policy responses given its enormous migrant population, ranging from asylum seekers to huge pools of unskilled labour migrants.
The Vietnamese goverment is planning to pour additional 45 trillion Vietnamese dong (nearly 2 billion U.S. dollars) into the Mekong in the 2021-2025 period.
Actively living with water means embracing floods, droughts and salinity, and reconsidering plans for high dykes, embankments, and sluices by providing room for natural flows and floodplain functions.
The Luang Prabang dam would be the fifth dam Laos is planning on the mainstream of the Mekong–and potentially the largest so far this stretch of the river in Laos
Currently, membership of the organic group in Vientiane has increased to more than 230 households with 245 hectares in 11 villages, but their access to stable markets is still limited.
Thailand currently has more than seven million tons of waste that has not been properly disposed of and has become a source of marine waste. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has therefore organized a project to set up clean-up booms at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River to reduce the amount of waste flowing into the sea. One of the pilot areas is Bang Nam Phueng subdistrict, Samut Prakarn province.
A depletion in the variety of local food sources due in part to climate change, stubborn poverty rates and stretched health services are driving high rates of malnutrition in the Ayeyarwady delta.
Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.
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