Laos has kept the true scale of the disaster under wraps because it would jeopardize dozens of other dams envisaged under its plan to be the “Battery of Southeast Asia.”
The three SEZs are projects under the BRI with the objective of promoting economic integration between the southern border of China and Myanmar as well as infrastructure development.
The agreement calls for conducting a survey and design work in preparation for upgrading the two-lane highway. The route will connect the border crossing point at Htee Kee to the SEZ via Myittar.
China is exploring new ways to cooperate over water with Mekong countries, but any agreement must address civil society and environmental concerns.
In the coastal town of Khindan, the catastrophic effect of rising sea levels is all too apparent
Karen people in Tanintharyi region fear project to protect 800,000-acre area will cut them off from ancestral lands
It was attended by about 150 delegates from governments, research institutions, academic groups, enterprises from the six member countries as well as relevant international organizations.
Analysts predict increasing difficulty with mounting loans from China
Currently, only about 20 per cent of Vietnamese labourers are technically trained and training structure remain limited, causing a shortage of the kinds of workers Industry 4.0 demands.
Even without rapid investment in the EEC, Thailand’s flagship development project, core provinces such as Chon Buri and Rayong are already suffering chronic water shortages.