Myanmar’s second-largest city is struggling to dispose of its waste properly amid growing fast-growing businesses and an increasing population.
To be sure, Chinese officials have long been concerned that their nation’s porous borders with Myanmar have facilitated drug production and trafficking in all manner of contraband, as well as an outlet for illicit capital flows.
The plan aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by over 243 million tonnes by increasing the share of renewable energy to 39 percent and reducing net emissions from the forestry sector by 25 percent.
Development and large-scale investment projects such as China’s BRI are not waiting for a national land law to be finalized and adopted, but instead are using the current uncertain political situation and pro-business laws.
Wan branded the SEZ project as a part of Xi Jinping’s BRI initiative. United States Institute of Peace says the project is designed to provide a new home for Chinese businesses being forced out of Cambodia due to a joint crackdown.
The government will provide support such as seeds and techniques for coffee plantation expansion in the eastern and hilly areas.
The party failed to include in its 2020 election manifesto commitments to work on key environmental problems including air pollution, conservation of biodiversity and amending weak environmental laws.
At present there are about 40 local and foreign organisations working to preserve and protect the lake ecosystem, including the United Nations Development Programme and the Norway government.
When complete, it will take travellers from the SEZ about 2.5 hours to reach Htikhee by car. It will take another two hours to reach Bangkok from Htikhee.