This year, 25 forestry offences have been busted, with nine tractors and 50 chainsaws seized. Ten offenders were sent to court in regards to the cases.
Among their worries are that the new infrastructure would block flood-draining pathways and that pollution from industrial activities will contaminate their soil and water.
In the long run, the line through Laos will have to connect with the Nong Khai–Bangkok line in Thailand to make economic sense. But this could prove a challenge.
These accusations mislead the readers and undermine the good atmosphere of sub-regional cooperation.
The water level, 2.60m, is about 10 metres below the spill-over point on the Mekong river bank, which is 13m high. In the same period last year, the water was about 12m high.
According to the official, plans for compensation are not complete. Authorities are still collecting information about losses each family will incur because of the displacement.
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Myanmar’s lush rainforests and at least nine globally-threatened species are facing significant risks if the Dawei-Htee Khee road project (“Dawei Road”) continues without a comprehensive biodiversity protection plan, WWF warns.
District Forestry Administration chief Cheal Sophal is alleged to have colluded with a soldier who purchased timber from illegal loggers near the Thai border.