Last year, around 50 million fish fingerlings were released into rivers and lakes across the country, the majority of which was tilapia and perch, as well as carp and other native species.
The number of fishing vessels of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre committing illegal fishing in foreign waters in the first six months of 2021 fell 52.4 percent year-on-year, according to the provincial steering committee for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing prevention (Steering Committee 689).
MRC Secretariat Chief Executive Officer An Pich Hatd noted that he and other Member Countries looked forward to the progress and update on Lao PDR’s implementation of the agreed Joint Action Plans (JAPs) for the Pak Beng, Pak Lay, and Luang Prabang hydropower projects that all had completed their official six-month prior consultation processes.
Despite this World Heritage status, the Mekong River, which flows through and is an integral part of Luang Prabang’s history, culture, and way of life, is under threat. A Thai-led consortium is planning to build a massive hydropower project, 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) upstream from Luang Prabang. Given the proposed dam’s size and location (including its proximity to Luang Prabang City), the dam is categorized as an “extreme risk”.
Dawei port can be said to occupy the central stage in the scheme of things of the Japan-India-Australia trilateral resilient supply chain initiative signed in September 2020 to minimize the dependence on China.
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The updated decree will promote a landscape management approach for better planning and coordination with other sectors, local communities, and the private sector to achieve long-term sustainable development and management of biodiversity.
The Den Chai-Chiang Khong project, valued at 72.9 billion baht, is made up of three construction contracts while the northeastern Ban Phai-Nakhon Phanom route, worth 55.4 billion baht, has been split into two contracts.
The Gaoligong mountain range straddles the 2,000-kilometer border between China and Myanmar, rising to more than 5,000 meters above sea level. A businessman surnamed Zhang with ties to Ruili said ethnic minority groups whose traditional homelands are on both sides of the border would use lesser-known paths through the mountainous border region to cross into Myanmar.
Green peafowl (Pavo muticus) are thought to occur across 16% of their former range in mainland Southeast Asia, confined to a handful of isolated forests by a legacy of forest habitat loss, overhunting, and conflict with humans.
The project will focus on developing forms to tourism, including advaneture, scientific study, environmental education, travel and leisure activities. The estimated capital expenditure of VND370 billion (US$16 million) will be mobilized from enterprises, households and the rental income of forest environment for ecotourism activities.