Vietnam is way behind on inspecting a massive number of containers of imported scrap materials and waste which are building up at major seaports.
Myanmar’s government is working to find a solution on how to proceed with the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam project in Kachin state, suspended in 2011 amid heavy public opposition.
Earlier this month, Bangkok cracked the list of the top 10 cities with the foulest air on the planet.
Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are home to the largest mangrove forests in the GMS, but rapid economic growth and illegal logging for fuelwood collection have damaged these forests.
The full plan includes eight hydropower plants nationwide with a combined capacity of 1,000MW over the next two decades.
The Prime Minister has agreed in principle the organisation of the forum on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the Mekong Delta in October 2019.
Most of these conflicts involve individuals, families, villagers, officials, and investors seeking land concessions, while some have arisen from differences between land owners and project developers.