The UN agency came up with the Green Industry initiatives to help developing countries maintain resource-efficient low-carbon growth while creating new jobs and protecting the environment.
These powerful forces have created a sense of calm resignation among delta residents threatened by their impacts. “We’ll just keep moving further inland until we can’t anymore,” said on resident in the shadow of the collapsed house on the Tien. “Then, we’ll go to a relocation area far away from the river.”
The bridge construction will connect Phnom Penh’s Chroy Chongva area to the west of the Mekong river with Kandal province’s Lvea Em district, to the east of river. The government previously announced that part of the Lvea Aem district will be upgraded to become a district of Phnom Penh.
In the face of growing pressure on water resources in recent years, authorities in Vietnam, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), have been striving to ensure the equitable and sustainable management of rivers nationwide.
Cambodia’s dwindling fish stocks have put the spotlight once again on the stressed waterways of the Mekong river. Fish stocks are at low levels and experts blame factors such as Chinese hydropower for projects upstream for the dramatic drop at the lowest level.
Meanwhile, irrigation officials have to stop releasing water from Nong Han Lake in Sakon Nakhon province to keep enough water to irrigate about 60,000 rai of farmland during the dry season. Farmers have also been told to grow crops outside irrigated zones and look for new sources of water to cope with the drought. (NNT)
Evidence discovered of varied mortuary practices at some of the sites – including primary burial of human skeletons, and also bundled or jarred collections of bones – was also dated by radiocarbon dating, suggesting activity between 9-13th century CE.
The grim news from the IQ AirVisual air monitoring website came as authorities revealed that the situation had caused 30,000 people to go to hospital because of respiratory illnesses over the last three months.
Big cats like Indochinese leopards and tigers are no longer found in the Cardamom Mountains, making the clouded leopard now the biggest wildcat around.