Before the beginning of the winter-spring crop, authorities in the delta instructed farmers not to grow the winter-spring rice in areas that could be affected by saltwater intrusion.
Move to approve new coal-fired power plants has prompted concern about potential environmental and health costs despite the government pledging to strictly enforce environmental regulations.
The severe drought is adding pressure to Thailand’s struggling economy and its agricultural sector, which employs 11 million people.
Transparency International Cambodia new project will enable young women to set up mechanisms to exchange views and find solutions to strengthen public services and accountability to meet the people’s needs.
The Mekong Delta province will increasingly apply high technologies to improve yield and quality of agricultural produce, reduce production costs, and adapt to climate change,
An all-embracing deliberation on resource governance, including the potential to harness rivers, needs to come after peace negotiations bring a political settlement to the ongoing ethnic conflicts.
Faced with growing pressure from dams, pollution and sand mining, concerns are mounting about the health of the river and those whose livelihoods depend on it.
Many people who could be directly affected in the Kachin, Shan and Kayin states are voting with their feet in public demonstrations. As their banners make clear, they say no to dam building.
“We don’t want Sihanoukville to be a ‘casino place’, but an industrial city, which provides technological, economic and tourism services.”