The Moon administration is upping its focus on Mekong countries as part of its wider approach to Southeast Asia.
According to the latest Ipsos report, per capita plastic waste in Vietnam has increased by 10 fold within 3 decades, making it the third highest plastic waste generator in the region after Malaysia and Thailand.
Researchers have found microplastic in the stomach of mackerel caught in this southern province and will expand their study to include fish meat and shellfish.
Thailand risks a protracted slowdown in the next decade, on the back of its aging population and lack of economic reforms, analysts at Fitch Solutions have suggested.
An ambitious campaign to plant 100,000 mangrove trees near Kampot province’s coast over nine months has been announced.
Economic development, agriculture, electricity, and infrastructure projects will be the focus of a framework for loans between South Korea and Myanmar.