But the trickle-down effect of Chinese largesse has been minimal, exacerbating an already burgeoning wealth gap between the politically connected, aspiring mercantile class and the poor who can only watch, dumbfounded.
The closure of the world-class tourist site, Maya Bay in Krabi, to visitors was extended indefinitely to allow the damaged marine ecosystem to fully recover, drawing immediate protests from tour operators.
A communities-led emergency response plan is being advocated to cope with water hazards and dam disasters on the entire Mekong River Basin, as climate change magnifies the threats of water disasters posed by dams.
Cambodia’s dominant political network has infiltrated down to the local level through a hydraulic control paradigm, unwittingly aided and abetted by international development assistance.
As the Kingdom’s construction boom continues, the local production of cement has evolved alongside it. But potential environmental issues may prove costly
Manufacturers in Vietnam, both Vietnamese and foreign invested, in the fields of textiles & garments, interior furniture, lamps and technology have reported that revenue from key markets is on the rise amid information that importers have reduced orders with Chinese enterprises.
Thai authorities and a local gold mining company have targeted and violated the rights of environmental defenders involved in opposing a gold mine in northeastern Thailand for more than a decade, a new report finds.
To strengthen the MRC’s efforts to bring about improved integrated and coordinated river basin planning and management at a time that the lower Mekong basin is experiencing rapid development and change.