The new government should look into the matter, re-examine the current regime’s master plan and give local people more of a voice so that the proposed projects will gain local acceptance.
Chinese enterprises in Laos under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative also attach great importance to local environment protection while operating in the country.
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Eduction is critical to overcoming conventions, beliefs, values, attitudes, and prejudices based on traditions and historical experience woven throughout Myanmar society.
If China and India really seek sustainable development in Myanmar, they would do well to engage more locally and listen to the voices of the people.
Not only Thailand, but also other Asean member countries should cooperate with Laos to help the country transform its position from being landlocked to creating a land link within the region.