Recurring conflict and military stalemate in northern Myanmar have prompted China to embark on a bold experiment – one with implications that Nay Pyi Taw might not yet even comprehend.
The LiDAR survey also indicated that an ambitious engineering project to build a sophisticated water management system was left uncompleted.
The first two of five planned large-scale Lao dams on the Mekong river are set to go online before the end of this year, amid controversy over their impact on the environment and people’s livelihoods.
From the point of view of energy security, health, cost and minimising climate and other environmental risks, renewable energy is already a more attractive option than largescale coal delivering transboundary power.
Here’s a list of all the known dedicated refill shops in Thailand right now, along with an interactive map. Plans are to update them as new shops open.
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is emerging as an agrotourism destination with its increasing adoption of advanced farming models to breed fish and grow rice, tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Sand is the stuff of which Asia’s growing megacities are made. In Cambodia, sand is being dredged from the Mekong River at an alarming rate, with disastrous results for local residents.
Instead of rushing ahead with new projects, the Lao government should have waited to see how the unproven mitigation measures of the Xayaburi project work and observed associated environmental impacts.