Its mangroves, coral reefs and sea grass beds serve as nurseries and spawning areas for fish. Dugong and whale sharks are among its inhabitants.
Flooding and droughts could ravage the city, leaving as much as 40% submerged in the next decade.
Aside from supplying water, the project will also deal with wastewater collection and treatment and drainage infrastructure.
The Lao National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee is helping farmers across the country to improve their cultivation techniques so that crops can better withstand drought and dry season yields can be increased.
“The once clean air in our community has been replaced by a stench and the factory’s wastewater that has affected our rice farms.”
Rights group has looked into the case and found that the land in question has been cleared and cultivated, as well as traded among villagers for years.
China-Lao Railway Construction work is filling a creek in Vientiane province and other local waterways and polluting the water and harming the livelihoods of local residents
Of the seven turtle species around the world, five of them — Green turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Olive Ridley turtle, Leatherback turtle and Loggerhead turtle – inhabit in Myanmar seas.
But the caveats for Thailand lie in the usual issue of how these projects are implemented, whether it will be a source of vested interests in corruption and siphoning off the budget.