A neurology professor at Chulalongkorn Hospital and a vocal campaigner against the use of the three farm chemicals, confirmed that he and another researcher have been intimidated over their support for the ban.
The Lao Government says the project is expected to begin in 2020 and finish in 2027, the year the commercial operation is also set to begin. The generated energy may be sold to Thailand and/or Viet Nam.
Od Sayavong is a vocal advocate on human rights, corruption, and environmental issues in the Lao PDR, a country with a track record of arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances.
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Local residents also say runoff from the Shan state plant is polluting local water supplies, and gas emissions are polluting the air.
As part of efforts to make Myanmar the doorway to ASEAN door, the government will try to establish a Myanmar-India-China economic corridor.
The villagers are also concerned that the proposed industrial zones that would be developed on the site by Thailand’s Amata Corporation would cause irreparable damage to the local environment.
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These days, heavy smog has forced millions of people in Hanoi and HCMC to never hit the streets without masks on their faces, even if they are cheap ones that will never protect them from dust.