With the new opportunities, special economic zones (SEZs) represent a key project, connecting Thailand and nearby Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
As a major investor and primary purchaser of Lao electricity, Thailand could see US$81 billion in profits by 2040.
The United Nations in Cambodia has embarked on a research initiative to establish why and how both the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are critical for realizing Cambodia’s vision to become an upper middle-income country by 2030.
It is set to add another 20 per cent to Cambodia’s current total electricity production.
A 165-square-kilometer reservoir in the lowland rainforest of Thailand has led to the “collapse” of the region’s bird populations, according to recent research.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is mandatory for Vietnam from 2021, which requires large capital for technologies, which could affect resources for economic development.
China has a poor record in that regard. So we will be very careful about the environmental impact and social impact assessments and will carefully monitor corporate social responsibility.