Though it is illegal to do so, from November to April each year, sugarcane fields across the country are set alight spreading haze throughout the country.
Representatives from Mekong countries met in Vientiane to discuss green growth strategies and draft a Green and Sustainable Agriculture Strategic Framework (GSASF)
The government is now underway preparing documents to request listing the 94,000 hectare area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Imports of plastic waste from overseas continue and have actually increased because of a burst of shipments from China, meaning the plastic bag ban may not make a dent in the plastic waste total.
Compared to neighbouring economies, Myanmar stands out in terms of technical solar potential with the highest 26,962 megawatts per year, a 2015 Asia Development Bank report suggests.