Officials in Danang have raised concerns about the increased problems of flooding and environmental issues in the city.
Inle Lake and its mismanagement is a case study in the limits of devolution under the 2008 Constitution, and the dispossession of ethnic communities.
Experts say if managed properly, BRI has the potential to contribute significantly to Cambodia’s SDGs in terms of sustainable economic growth, job creation, and income generation.
No benefits will materialize. Approval was based on a 15-year-old Environmental Impact Assessment, and the situation had changed.
Around 1,200 hectares of protected forest from a commune has been illegally logged for timber and sold to businessmen from neighboring Vietnam.
Also discussed cooperation between Laos, Vietnam and Mekong countries on promoting the implementation of the master plan on water resources and energy.
Understanding the value of Myanmar’s strategic location in Southeast Asia, China and Japan are accelerating efforts to further their own grand plans.
The LMC was born from China’s unilateral dam building, but that same fact may also undermine the forum in the end.
Locals complain that the rush for development and China’s growing influence will leave them worse off.