Natural disasters that hit Cambodia this 2019 have destroyed about 7,000 houses and buildings for the first five months, suggesting an increase by three folds compared to the same period last year.
“The observers who have concern for Laos in terms of debt repayment … may not have enough or sufficient information on how the government assesses those projects,” says Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith.
Agriculture ministry says this process is necessary to ensure the legality of Vietnamese timber in conformity with the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLECT), which was ratified by the EU last October to address illegal logging and promote trade of legal timber products.
Controversial Chinese firm has offered $1.5 billion to transform open fields opposite Myanmar’s colonial-era old capital into a modern new city
Due to severe weather and extreme heat, harvests resulted in merely 450-550 kilogram per 1,000 square meters, a drop of nearly 200 kilogram per 1,000 square meters compared to the same rice crop last year.
The group, Young Eco Ambassadors, is organizing a full-day event on June 15 with government officials, civil society groups, international NGOs, local communities and the public to call for better protection of the Mekong.
The newly-completed study by the World Bank discusses in-depth how Vietnam can manage its water resources in a sustainable way.