Some days Chiang Mai is ranked as the world’s most polluted city, with air quality below pollution hot spots such as New Delhi, Beijing and Dhaka.
Thailand is already struggling to cope with the environmental impact of a tourism boom that’s expected to lure 40 million visitors this year.
They called on Asean governments to entirely ban all import of plastic waste and advance the framework for a sustainable and ethical circular economy.
Thai utility is helping to power Bangkok, building electric cars, batteries and charging stations for the nascent market, and then supplying the juice to keep them all running.
To sustain economic growth, Myanmar needs to invest up to US$2 billion (3.06 trillion kyats) annually in its electricity sector, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday.