With hotter, less predictable weather on the rise, more countries are looking underground for water.
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The time — one-and-a-half days — and shipping costs saved are still insufficient to justify the project.
The cost so far have been especially high environmentally, as has seen Vietnam’s worsening air, water and soil pollution, not to mention destruction of forests and other natural resources.
The government’s appalling responses to the numerous dam collapses over recent years while giving the all clear to other dams illustrates it has learned nothing. https://thediplomat.com/2020/01/no-new-thinking-in-laos/
Though it is illegal to do so, from November to April each year, sugarcane fields across the country are set alight spreading haze throughout the country.
Last week both government and opposition MPs backed a proposal to set up a House committee to study the so-called Thai Canal project, previously known as the Kra Canal project.
Chansaveng Buongnong, chief of Laos’ Department of Energy Policy and Planning, recently assured the media that the latest Luang Prabang project will not affect the river’s ecosystem.
This jointly funded program, which is called Building Resilient Livelihoods in Kayin State, is paving paths out of poverty and dependence.
Laos’ economic development depends alot on mining and hydropower, which breeds new risk for the country’s ambitions to graduate from the United Nation’s Least Developed Country status in 2024.
“In other words, to have mutually beneficial results from BRI engagement, China and Myanmar must cooperate as equal partners with respect for each other.”
Proponents of hydropower are out in full force in Madrid this week, keen to profit from and perpetuate the myth of hydropower’s climate benefits.