Mekong Delta, the rice granary of Vietnam, is facing three challenges from climate change, unsustainable development and hydropower development, says local ecologist.
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According to studies, 39 per cent of the Mekong Delta could be underwater by the year 2100.
Over the past three decades (1988-January 2017) China has invested $19 billion in Myanmar, far more than any other country.
Investing in nature is not a waste of money or a drain on profit margins. On the contrary, such investments are just as important as the concrete and steel needed to build dams and reservoirs.
Subsidence and rising sea level are threatening to sink the entirety of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in the near future if preventive measures are not carried out quickly, an expert has warned.
Suffering continues as development trumps pollution control in Phnom Penh, Japan wants to help fix it.
The floodgates of the largest and most controversial dam project in Cambodia’s history officially closed yesterday. Prime Minister Hun Sen took aim at environmentalists, ambassadors and NGOs in a wide-ranging speech.