Two leading experts on water issues in Asia warn that parts of Vietnam’s fertile southernmost areas bordering Southeast Asia’s longest river, the Mekong, are in danger of drying up.
These twists fly in the face of a message broadcast on Sept. 3 by a senior official of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government that plans were on track for the first phase.
Must move away from the emphasis on growth and consumption to the quality of life rather than the quantity of things, says Pasuk Phongpaichit, Emeritus Professor in Political Economy, Chulalongkorn University.
Speaking at a conference themed, ‘For a Decade of More Sustainable Development’, with about 1,000 leaders of the Government, representatives of international organisations, experts, researchers and businesses.
Thailand’s wants to build a host of rail mega project, but is facing a skilled-labour shortfall of about 100,000 workers.