Villagers in Kok Doung are among the 2.4 million people in Cambodia who have taken loans from microfinance companies. All told, the industry holds at least $8 billion in outstanding debt, the world’s highest average MFI loan.
This is the third year that the Wonders of the Mekong Project, in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute, has collected endangered fish species such as Mekong giant catfish.
Farmers in the Mann oilfield area in Minbu Township, Magway Region staged a protest yesterday over alleged failures by the authorities in correctly offering compensation for land seized decades ago.
Giant retailers, plastic manufacturing titans, and department stores reached an agreement on Friday to stop handing out single-use plastic bags to customers starting early next year.
Saltwater intrusion caused largely by climate change is pushing indigenous farmers in the lower Ayeyarwady Delta to migrate to higher land and abandoned their professions.
The new guidelines mean those who were found to build construction works for illegal residence in the ecological conservation areas would be fined between VNĐ500,000 and VNĐ3 million ($129).
The ninth meeting on traditional medicine and folk medicine in the greater Mekong basin began in Hanoi on September 5, with the participation of nearly 500 international delegates.
“South Korea will support the construction of roads, bridges, railways and ports among Mekong nations,” he said. He suggested the green growth strategy to connect Mekong’s resources with bio and medical sectors.