China has seized on Myanmar’s renewed international pariah status to push forward its corridor ambition, recently signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the so-called “China-Myanmar Economic Corridor”, or CMEC.
In the past, live mussels were found in the mud after water receded. Now locals who collect mussels are suffering from skin diseases also.
Opposition to a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in eastern Myanmar is highlighting the challenges facing ’s government in crafting a coherent energy policy in one of Asia’s poorest and most electricity-starved countries.
It’s a “shadowy agreement” made by the Myanmar government to allow the export of 5,000 tons of hardwood timber, including 3,000 tons of highly prized teak.
The arc where mountains meet the plains via the Mekong and other major river valleys form the Indo-Burma hotspot that includes Laos is well known as an area of immense natural and ecological value.
Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July.
The three leaders will seek a budget package to develop the Triangle Area, mainly to improve the living standard of people in that area.