Farmers barred for five years from planting crops along the route of a Chinese oil and gas line are protesting new requests by an affiliate of the pipeline company to take control of the adjoining land.
The new report Hazy Perceptions analyzed more than half a million social media posts from across the region and “…finds that public perceptions about air pollution do not match the evidence.”
A Vietnam-based company makes two kinds of straws out of sedge grass, which grows wild along the Mekong Delta, as the grass has a hollow stem so it is naturally straw shaped.
Law criminalises millions of farmers who have traditionally worked on the land but do not have permits – and allows for more land seizures by the government, military and private companies.
Vision laid out will be key to ensuring that economic growth is more broad-based and does not come at the expense of the Lao PDR’s natural resources.
Southern Vietnam facing power shortages up to 3.7 billion kWh in 2021, 10 billion kWh in 2022 and approximately 12 billion kWh in 2023.