“Laos, to my mind, has been the Wild West of dam building for a decade now, and it seems that reality is starting to catch up. Creditors like China might have to call in its debts by demanding control of assets.”
Kampong Thom provincial authorities on Saturday raided wood storage facilities at 11 locations and confiscated some 150 cubic metres of wood in Stoung district’s Samprorch commune as the facilities lacked proper permission letters.
If the garbage blocks the pipes and the tunnels, Bangkok will not be able to drain water during floods in the rainy season.
The Mekong Delta region must include an “emergency” response to climate change in its regional planning for the 2021-30 period as rising seas, coastal erosion and subsidence could occur earlier than previously thought,
Laos plans to plant more than 11 million trees on 10,000 hectares leading up to National Arbour Day on June 1 as part of efforts to restore forest cover to 70 percent of the total land area by the end this year.
Land concession came after O’Luo community members asked for 300ha from the conservation area in the Tonle Sap Northern Lowland Protected Landscape in Treal to use as farmland.
“Plastic pollution that originates along a river like the Mekong, may make its way out to the sea, and ultimately — given winds and waves and currents — that could end up on Australian shores as well.”