The Mekong region boasts rich mineral deposits, yet foreign investment flows are expected to remain low due to political uncertainty, resource nationalisation sentiment and poor infrastructure.
UN had published poverty statistics almost three times as high as the official estimate.
The project will deploy a 47.5 MW floating solar plant at the water reservoir where its Da Mi hydro power plant is located, in Binh Thuan province.
Technology reduces developing countries’ comparative advantage in traditionally labor-intensive manufacturing (and other) activities, and decreases their gains from trade.
Japan is digging in deeper in support of Myanmar and Cambodia even as the U.S. and Europe ramp up criticism of human rights violations, choosing to preserve its influence in the region by playing an alternative to China’s economic might.
As one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Vietnam has been actively performing international commitments and exerting efforts to ease its impacts, on official has said.
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.