The Mekong-ROK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will review the progress of the cooperation, the mechanism set out in the Plan of Action (2021-2025), private sector engagement, and the future direction of the mechanism.
“Due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19 and for the safety of local people, authorities did not let them moor their boats or come on land,” sid the district govenor.
Cambodian government chief spokesman Phay Siphan said BRI projects here like the construction of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway, the new Siem Reap international airport, the national stadium, and the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) among others, have provided tremendous benefits to Cambodia’s economic development during the pandemic.
Environment Minister Say Samal yesterday proposed a hydrogen energy information centre during a videoconference with Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang and Australia’s Climate Coordinator James Larsen.
It affirmed that the research team and park rangers are pulling out all the stops to protect these bird species of concern, especially their nests during the breeding and nesting seasons from June to November.
Most recently, a US-based institution published a report attempting to dispute the China-proposed BRI, claiming that a hydroelectric dam in northeastern Cambodia under the BRI “has undermined the life and livelihood of thousands of local communities and ethnic minorities. Various reports verify that the Lower Sesan 2 dam project has been contributing greatly to the development of the nation and also improved the livelihood of local residents, who used to live without access to electricity or proper transport infrastructure.
An idea conceived by the chairman of Prudential Insurance Growth Markets could hasten the end of coal-fired power stations in parts of Southeast Asia. Cambodia is unlikely to play a part as it pursues a programme of electrification across the whole country that is heavily dependent on fossil fuel.
While proponents and naysayers of the climate change debate their ideas over forums and scientific table talks, those who live through its effects can do nothing but suffer from it. The people of Cambodia’s vast Mekong floodplains live through experiences that are nothing but figures and statistics for the academics.
Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the presence of newborn elephants in large herds gave hope to conservationists and environmentalists.