SK E&C attempted to earn excessive profits with changes to the format and design of a dam in Laos that eventually collapsed last July, an internal document confirmed on Oct. 14.
The Ministry of Environment and Siem Reap provincial administration have formed a joint committee to deliberate the relocation of 5,000 people from Kulen Mountain following deforestation in the tourist area.
A lot of Chinese are coming, but the problem is that most of them use their own services, and stay at hotels and use tours run by other Chinese. They even have their own tour guides.
The new special economic zone (SEZ) in Sadao, Songkhla will be able to attract investment worth 20 billion baht and create roughly 6,000 jobs.
China is now one of the largest investors in the hydropower sector in Laos, engaging in about half of the total number of hydropower projects in the Southeast Asian nation.
When China backs up the development of other countries forcibly in disregard of their financial strength, environment and human rights issues, it could impede their healthy development.
Fueled by aid agencies’ development strategies, families are forced to remain on kilns until their debts are repaid. Many remain there for decades–in conditions of modern slavery.
They are helping Vietnam earn money that will quicken its already fast economic growth and may help the country build new infrastructure. The only red light: higher fuel prices among Vietnam’s consumers.
The solution is to stop for a second. Stop the deal-making, truly assess, employ the expertise you have in your ministries and make decisions that are going to be for the benefit of the next generation.
Funding could potentially be sourced from another country. However, it’s difficult because in Myanmar “a lot of the timber is being harvested in areas where the government doesn’t have access”.