Cambodia will buy exclusive power from two coal-fired power plants in Laos.
Dam construction has worsened drought and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta for years, leaving critical damage to local production and people’s health.
But the country still has a higher prevalence than its neighbors in the Mekong region as several drug-resistant strains are taking hold across Southeast Asia.
The Moon administration is upping its focus on Mekong countries as part of its wider approach to Southeast Asia.
According to the latest Ipsos report, per capita plastic waste in Vietnam has increased by 10 fold within 3 decades, making it the third highest plastic waste generator in the region after Malaysia and Thailand.