Time and again Vietnam officials and others make irresponsible statements and mislead the public about water quality, causing serious consequences to public health and livelihood, but they are not held accountable.
“For the past four prior (Mekong dam) consultation processes that we have experienced, we’ve seen big loopholes and the exclusion of affected communities in the process.”
In implementing the six-point forestry policy, the forestry department is to implement the system under which more forests are grown and more conservation is carried out.
The Vietnamese government has a plan to restructure its economy through privatizing SOEs by equitizing and divesting state capital in more than 400 enterprises by 2020.
Natural resources, including timber, gems, oil and gas, and hydropower, generate billions of dollars each year and are inextricably linked to Myanmar’s history of armed conflict, says a new report by Forest Trends.