Last week, the ministry said legal action will be taken to prevent illegal logging and land grabbing of land in protected areas.
The Mekong River Commission organised a consultation workshop in HCM City yesterday for the Pak Lay hydropower project proposed on the Mekong’s mainstream in Xayaburi Province in north-western Laos.
Garbage, including dumped plastic products, piles up throughout the Mekong Delta region.
The Fourth GMS Corridor Towns Development Project for the Lao PDR will pilot test the first decentralized wastewater system in the country.
Could tourism be a better road forward for Laos now that its hydropower development schemes are increasingly being called into question?
In Việt Nam, environmental auditing remains a fairly novel process that is usually incorporated into traditional auditing processes rather than standing on its own.
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Vietnamese consumers’ demonstrated a willingness to pay for rice produced and labeled under the national sustainable production standard “VietGAP”.
Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July.