Greenpeace was pleased to hear the two retail giants were taking stronger measures, but warned that it’s still not enough to meet the national goal of abandoning expanded polyethylene food packaging completely by 2022.
ADB is planning to provide Cambodia nearly US$1 billion as loan to help achieve status as an upper-middle income country in 2030 and high-income country in 2050.
With the new permission, goods can be directly transported to Laos and Thailand, with clearance time drastically shortened.
China’s developmental activities have resulted in consequences such as toxic waste and wastewater being dumped in rivers and streams which then flow into Vietnam.
Western countries hoping to see improvements in Cambodia’s human rights violations and other problems have little leverage when China can be counted on to help in the event of Western aid cuts.
“Regarding the resettlement of ethnic Vietnamese on the Tonle Sap Lake, Ngan asked the Cambodian side to pay attention to ensuring the lives, interests and assets of relocated people.