Tensions rise as locals worry about the threat of Chinese-owned businesses and enclaves to their livelihood, homes and rights, as the programme Insight discovers.
Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will propose to the cabinet a total ban on the import of plastic waste into Thailand beginning next year.
Worse still, as the Chinese plantations encroached on their land, some villagers sought work on the farms but left after being sickened by pesticides.
ASEAN countries agree to deal with the region’s serious marine trash problem, with leaders expected to endorse the Bangkok Declaration at the Asean Summit in Bangkok in June.
“It is not like before. It is worse than ever,” says Ping Chantrea, a 30-year-old farmer who adds she can no longer produce enough rice.
Nine years ago, Cambodia’s Land Ministry proposed a new, high-tech capital called “Dragon City” on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Nearly a decade later, the $80bn development has yet to break ground.
In Sekong province the rate of malnourished children now stands at 49.9, as compared with the national average which is 33 percent.
A substantial shift in government strategy is likely to occur only beyond the next decade as Vietnam is only just starting to facilitate renewable energy into its infrastructure.
Since the environmental protection standard of these new small WTE plants has been set so low, this solution poses a risk to people from severely hazardous pollutants such as dioxin,