Vietnam ranks third in Asia-Pacific after Australia and Japan and takes the lead among emerging markets in terms of offering good feed-in tariffs to attract investment in solar and wind power.
According to a report in 2017, Thailand ranks among one of the five countries in the world that accounts for more than half of the plastic in the oceans.
Without effective policies to curb the rise of PM2.5 pollutants, the health and environmental impacts will soon become too acute, causing unimaginable health costs and destroying the country’s economic standing in the competitive global arena.
Prahok is a dish that represents the identity of our Cambodian people because of its unique taste and smell. It is accompanied by a long presence in this land of Sovannaphum and the Cambodian people continue to practice the tradition of making prahok to this day.
At least 86 per cent of advertisements for illegal wildlife products in hotels, restaurants, bars, pet shops and herbal medicine shops in Thừa Thiên-Huế, Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam were removed by local authorities in 2019 and 2020.
Lao electric power provider Electricite du Laos is deep in debt, owing at least $2 billion to foreign creditors, mainly Chinese and Thai. Meanwhile, EDL managers still live well, in some cases amassing large personal fortunes, sources say.
The seasonal flooding of Asia’s largest freshwater lake is being disrupted by upstream dams and climate change – and affecting 4.8 million people
Although there is a regulation that prohibits imports of Myanmar wood into the EU, companies take advantage of legal loopholes to evade it, says the Environmental Investigation Agency.
Dismissing the case the court said that the companies were acting “on the orders” of the US government, which was engaged in a “sovereign act”.
“When I heard Western countries talking about the damage by the Chinese dams to the Mekong River, I felt like it is serious. But when I came to see, the fact is very different from what they said. The dams are very good to protect the environment and rare animals, and especially for preventing floods and drought in downstream countries,” Sreng Sataro, minister counselor of the Embassy of Cambodia in China, told the Global Times after his visit. “You see the Western media ignore the facts as they did with my country,” he noted.