Even with the Mekong River Cambodia (7) is a water-poor country with an estimated 84 percent of the population lacking access, while Laos (6) suffers from municipal wastewater, fertilizer and mining pollution along with ongoing dam construction.
To promote these water and marine resources, the people of Cambodia celebrate River Festival. This year, the festivity will be held in Kampong Chhnang on March 15 to 17.
Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap have taken measures to bring farmers closer to smart agriculture at a time when they are struggling to find buyers for their produce.
“We have seen thousands of Chinese criminals arrested and deported – this is a show of our intent to manage the situation.”
Pitted against the wounded ego of Beijing and the anger of Chinese hydropower investors are very high stakes on Myanmar’s side of the fence: national pride, self-determination.
Moving from hydro to solar could protect the Tonle Sap Lake, the world’s largest freshwater fishery.