“We will continue to work with the U.S. and hope to have additional earmarked funding from Washington to implement our new strategy, especially in satellite technology use, and data and information visualization,” Dr An Pich Hatda, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat, said Friday.
Our focus is on helping our Mekong partners strengthen good governance, economic independence, and sustainable development by promoting a transparent, rules-based approach to transboundary challenges.
Ill-conceived tourism policies are eroding away Vietnam’s robust socio-economic relationship with the sea, and compromising holistic commercial opportunities that could benefit the country’s development for generations to come.
Despite their frustration with slow progress under the NLD, experts say they fear the situation will be far worse under a military dictatorship.
Chinese companies are seeking to lease 3,200–4,800 hectares of land around Vientiane, the country’s capital, to establish durian plantations, with the ultimate goal of exporting the fruit back to China
The March 12 operation targeted Boonchai Bach, a Vietnamese and Thai citizen who was arrested in 2018 but later got his conviction for trafficking in rhino horns and other contraband reversed.
Vietnam was issued a yellow card in October 2017 by the European Commission (EC) because of rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities by Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels.
Despite the associated environmental problems, Vietnam cannot do without power plants for another 15 years at least and there is no current alternative that can help Vietnam ensure energy security and maintain stable prices.
Around 230 families from three villages in Romtom commune of Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district said they are worried about the continued encroachment on their farmland by three companies which have licences for gold mining and agricultural in the area.
In the letter, the UNESCO director said the organisation had taken due note of the concern expressed in the letter, as well as the plight of the Karen people, and had passed on their letter to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the advisory committee.