Losses due to drought and saltwater intrusion in 2016 were worth more than VNĐ7.9 trillion (US$343.5 million). Thousands of hectares of crops and households were affected by a shortage of water.
The plots were previously seized by the government, and compensation had not been awarded to their original owners. To compensate the original farmland owners, the lands are being sold again.
In the ship’s latest visit last year, the marine experts measured fish resources, water quality and microplastic concentration along Myanmar’s coast.
It is estimated that at these current rates, over 12 million people living in the region will be directly affected over the next 50 years if nothing is done.
It’s looking like othing can save the 800,000 sq. km Mekong River basin, which provides vital sustenance for as many as 100 million people, from environmental depredation from dams all along its length.
Called for the cancellation of what would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam citing the disastrous effects that existing dams have had on the region’s ability to cope with environmental crises.
The Energy Ministry plans to hold public hearings for stakeholders to finalise the details and conditions of community-owned power projects under the “Energy for All” scheme within the next couple of months.