For a nation where 70% of the labour force works in agriculture, we know surprisingly little about how farming came to Myanmar. It is thought that it began in the Irrawaddy valley.
Myanmar troops in Myawaddy township alleged that the road was being built in “questionable proximity” to the islet, locally called “No Man’s Land”, on the Moei River, which divides the two neighbouring countries.
Thailand remains the region’s best hope for wildlife. Conservation efforts should focus on Thailand, and donors, scientists, and advocates need to get on board. Fast.
China has seized on Myanmar’s renewed international pariah status to push forward its corridor ambition, recently signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the so-called “China-Myanmar Economic Corridor”, or CMEC.
The collapse of Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Hydropower Dam in July prompted environmental activists to urge new studies on the Pak Lay project during the MRC’s 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum which began on Thursday.
In the past, live mussels were found in the mud after water receded. Now locals who collect mussels are suffering from skin diseases also.
Opposition to a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in eastern Myanmar is highlighting the challenges facing ’s government in crafting a coherent energy policy in one of Asia’s poorest and most electricity-starved countries.
Called for their government and the main partner in a joint venture to take responsibility for the deadly breach of an auxiliary dam at the South Korean-backed Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower project in Laos.
Stung Treng provincial authorities on Friday ordered a crackdown on more than 200 families who had burned forests illegally, urging them to put an end to all illegal land clearing activities.