There is a huge gap in adaptive capacity, particularly in rural areas where a large majority of the population live and a large number are dependent on farming or agricultural-related activities.
Relatives of Sum Moeun said they received information that soldiers allegedly hit and beat him with gun butts and slapped him when they arrested him.
Chinese enterprises in Laos under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative also attach great importance to local environment protection while operating in the country.
The 205 hectare SEZ will be populated with ready-made factories 46 kilometres away from Phnom Penh.
VN officials met with Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development over plans to build four gas-fired plants, with total capacity of about 6,000 megawatts, as well as LNG import facilities.
“If this is mishandled, it could even spark widespread civil unrest and a return to armed conflict in parts of the country.”