“When we look at Chinese investment in our country, the track record is not good. I don’t understand why they want to implement mega projects.”
Downplaying public health threats and allowing conflicts of interest to overshadow meaningful solutions.
Asean’s governments continue to abuse the environment but the regional body’s shared ecological efforts to tackle the issues, like the shared Mekong River, are pitiful.
The helmeted hornbill is one of the most unique species because of its solid casque, for which it has been hunted, illegally traded, and is in great demand as a material for carved jewellery and other ornaments.
“We had nothing, and no hope. With the project, I got rid of my opium addiction, received citizenship, got land and work, and ensured that my children had better lives than me.”
The SUMERNET research group launches redesigned website. Dr Hoanh, SUMERNET chairman, explains the research group’s vision to reduce water insecurities in the Mekong Region.
The Mekong, which is normally at least 3 meters high at this time of the year, is today running at a record low level, with its flow reduced to a trickle in some stretches.