Three people have been shot and killed by soldiers in northeastern Cambodia, apparently in retaliation for seizing equipment from illegal loggers.
Environmental rights groups have repeatedly warned that the project would have a costly impact on the Mekong fisheries and biodiversity.
GMS Environment ministers endorsed a five-year environment agenda that includes more than $540 million worth of projects to spur green investments and increase environmental cooperation.
The Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be developed in full to accelerate its completion after a five-year delay.
“[Thai officials] come maybe 10 times – men and women. They have us line up, show our pink cards, call out our names, we raise our hands, they’re gone.”
As long as farmers can make more money from opium poppy than from other crops, the problem will continue. And as long as criminal groups can act with impunity in permissive environments, nothing will change.
Myanmar’s first Ethnic Sustainable Development Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, took place last week
Despite nearly “full employment”, 51% of Cambodian workers are in vulnerable jobs, with Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam ranging between 47-58%.
Thailand is considering a new environmental law, that is widely criticized by scholars and the public for failing to resolve environmental problems
Though there’s progress on rail projects in Laos and Thailand, no one can predict when the dream will become true