Vanessa Vizcarra Bianchi, IFC’s lead of financial institutions advisory services for Mekong Region, said in an exclusive interview that the organisation would invest in three or four more MFIs by the end of this year.
Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin
Officials from southwest China’s Yunnan province have defended a plan to build a dam in the region as “fully legally compliant”, after an environment group took developers of the project to court last month for violating laws.
Environmental watchdogs express hope that the Thai government’s announcement that it will delay a decision to purchase power from the controversial planned Pak Beng Dam could signal a shift energy supply priorities.
More than 800 Thai and Karen residents living close to the Salween River in Mae Sariang of Mae Hong Son province and the Ituta refugee camp organized action on Day for Rivers.
Upped by $2 billion compared to what ministers of the six GMS countries agreed to in the action plan late last year.
Benefits, but the overdevelopment of tourism in several coastal provinces results in numerous negative impacts
Thailand seems likely to emerge as a model of green building in Asia, a region that is urbanizing more rapidly than any other in the world.
But the declaration of the new park does nothing to protect the environment, at least in the short term
Women are main economic drivers of their communities, but have little say in development policies shaping their lives.
By end of year, 88 percent of villages nationwide will be electrified-75 percent of all households