China has also dammed and now controls the flow of the Mekong River; complaints about the Mekong have been muffled, partially because China has little to fear from these smaller countries.
Vietnam highlighted the need for Japan’s help in building houses for manual laborers and the poor; large-scale urban planning; applying new technologies and materials for construction projects.
The Lower Seasan 2 dam threatens to drastically reduce Cambodian fish stocks, which will undermine food security, particularly among the rural poor.
A visualization of recent UN World Tourism Organization data, Thailand outranks every other nation in Asia when it comes to tourism spend.
An estimated 3 million Cambodians owe money to banks and MFIs, with estimates suggesting eight out of ten Cambodians are in debt.
Port shows 1.3 million tons of scrap were imported in the first nine months this year, an eye-popping 402 percent increase in volume, year-on-year.
Don’t fear Western “debt-trap diplomacy” accusations, as Chinese funding comes with no political strings attached.
Thailand is ranked 22nd on the global list of greenhouse emitters, yet it is one of the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
A bio-based economy or bioeconomy is seen as the solution, spanning five sectors: bioenergy, biochemicals, food, animal feed and biopharmaceuticals.