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.
An international team from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam visited the Tennessee and Cumberland River Systems last week at the invitation of the United States in support of water development in the Lower Mekong River Basin.
In a tightened up policing of their fishing industry Thailand has begun intercepting and inspecting fishing boats far out at sea this year, one of many new measures to curb its dangerously high levels of overfishing.
Key challenges facing prospective entrepreneurs in rural Kayah state include: lack of official land tenure rights; an oligopolistic structure in many economic sectors resulting in smallholder farmers and small business people having little power; lack of capital for investment and difficulties accessing financing; and a lack of skills training opportunities.
The country’s gross debt is forecast to rise to more than 70% of Laos’ gross domestic product (GDP). The World Bank recommends that governments should aim for less than 40%; the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests 50%.
Tarnowka said her office will actively support Can Tho as well as other Mekong Delta localities in connecting with her country’s national programme on sustainable agriculture development.