A sharp increase in household plastic waste amid COVID-19 has exacerbated the threat posed by Yangon’s near-capacity landfills and poor waste management systems.
Investment capital for national inland waterways only accounts for 2% -3% of the annual budget for transportation, leading to major imbalances between road and waterway transport, especially in the Mekong Delta, data from the Ministry of Transport pointed out.
China hopes the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor will be fully implemented after the new government is formed to help Myanmar to develop and revitalize, believing the army will also offer support, said Wang.
Helping oil palm smallholders adopt more responsible practices is key to reducing the industry’s environmental impact.
We have huge worries about the destruction of the environment and such valuable biodiversity in such a beautiful part of the country. This is the privatisation and sale of state assets, and is extremely concerning Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, co-founder of environmental NGO Mother Nature Cambodia
Officials at the factory said that experts who were supposed to come from China to set up a filtration system to remove the bad odour were unable to do so due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Kingdom’s 158-page NDC was submitted before the deadline of December 31. It covers many aspects such as climate change impact and the country’s adaptation and mitigation efforts, among others.
2020 will leave a historic milestone for the Mekong Delta agriculture sector with drought, saltwater intrusion and natural disaster response. This year’s dry season, experts also forecast that saltwater intrusion and drought will continue to be fierce.
If China is serious about achieving its “Asian community of common destiny”, which promotes regional peace, development, and prosperity, it must improve its lines of communication. Meanwhile, downstream nations must come together and act as one counterbalance to China’s strategic dominance upstream.