The two ADB-supported mega projects are the Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project and the Multiple Financing Facility on Irrigation and Water Resources Management Project.
More even distribution of solar investment could push companies toward new areas.
As its first financial product, SEADRIF will pool flood risk from Lao PDR, Myanmar and possibly Cambodia. Participating countries will pay a contribution and obtain three years of coverage.
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) is developing a long-term business strategy based on green and sustainable development to comply with the government’s policy on SME development.
“There is little research data on wetlands in our country. Designating the areas Ramsar sites is not enough. Further conservation work is needed because people are farming and raising livestock in these areas.”
A detailed study for WWF found that around 55 million tons of sand was extracted from the lower reaches of the Mekong each year, almost double the input from upstream.
The Mekong Delta is one of the richest parts of Vietnam, leading the country in rice, shrimp and other agricultural products — but now the area is facing a labour shortage
Cambodia’s reliance on hydropower for its energy needs could have a detrimental effect on the country.