A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.
A feel-good story about an elephant has distracted attention from the dire state of the environment in Cambodia.
Farming land area in the next few years will not increase, even in areas like the Mekong Delta region or Central Highlands.
The Mekong Delta province of Long An plans to increase its rate of high-quality rice cultivation to 70 -75 percent during 2021 – 2025 from the current 50 percent, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Their status as sacred creatures has not stopped some wild elephants from killing three Buddhist monks in three separate incidents in just a few weeks.
It is urgent that elevated arsenic concentrations in water supplies and agricultural products for the 15 million people in the Mekong Delta be identified and mitigated.
Lao Petroleum & Chemical Co. Ltd (Laopec), a China-Laos joint venture, has launched first phase production of its three million tons/year refinery project in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday.
Due to Cardamoms’ remoteness, they had largely been spared the human encroachment that has razed much of the rainforest across the country – until infrastructure development in 2020 opened up the area to loggers, poachers, and others seeking to exploit the region’s forests.
The region has never faced as many challenges as now including challenges from climate change or pressures from socio-economic development.
The improved capacity of the Yangon River is expected to enable more containerised cargo throughput at the port and encourage higher volumes of trade. About 95 percent of Myanmar’s trade is conducted by sea.