The water quality in the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong rivers threatens the livelihood of about 3.4 million people in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam because of human activity and hydropower dam development.
The changes in the river flow were to blame for the erosion that has been happening for a long time now. Another 100 houses are at risk of collapsing or being washed away.
Unless something is done, urgently, then Thailand, along with the southern tourist money-spinner, Phuket, will continue to lose tourists, especially when so many other countries are now going out of their way to welcome them.
Out of 4,411 families negatively affected by the project, only about 230 of them have been compensated. For many families, the compensation amount hasn’t been set but their land has already been given away.
Areas such as water supply and demand management, water quality management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, meteorology and hydrology management and operation, pollution control, and environment planning and monitoring.
The overworked group of 14 elephants will no longer be forced to work at Angkor Wat, where over 2.5 million international tourists visit each year.
The sound of tens of thousands of fish slapping the water as they’re pulled up by huge nets is deafening. Nets and trawlers catch animals and fish too young to be caught. They’re sold as trash for 7 baht a kilo.
Local and international car manufacturers are racing to cash in on the government’s policy to promote the growth of electrical vehicles in the local market and Thailand’s goal of becoming the production hub of EVs in Asean.