Disasters and emergency response

Cambodia’s COVID-19 migrant cluster infections rises to 82 along, along with one imported cases, tally now 458

Cambodia this morning recorded two new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the two, one of them is a migrant worker returning from Thailand on 15 January 2021 and was tested positive. The victim is a 26-year-old  male from  Sleng village, Sranol commune, Kralanh district, ...

HCM City to change water supply source for better water quality

Ho Chi Minh City will pump water from locations further upstream the Sai Gon and Dong Nai Rivers to supply its residents since the rivers, the current main source of water for the city, are affected by industrial pollution and saline intrusion. This is part of the city’s project on ...

Asean nations urged to bolster response to pandemic

Laos has pushed for the relevant bodies in Asean countries to accelerate implementation of the Asean initiative to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and keep the virus in check. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith delivered the message on Thursday when he headed a Lao ...

Times Reporters

Myanmar Closes Eight Temporary COVID-19 Hospitals in Yangon

Yangon has closed eight temporary hospitals, out of 15, as the number of COVID-19 cases drops in the city. In mid-September, Myanmar rapidly opened temporary hospitals and converted public housing into COVID-19 hospitals in Yangon as up to 1,900 cases were reported per day. Myanmar opened about ...

ZAW ZAW HTWE

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province. Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Cuu Long

A year with historical drought

Looking back over the past year, we cannot help but be surprised when the agricultural sector successfully overcame the most saltwater intrusion and drought event in history in the Mekong Delta with a group of solutions. This result was seriously evaluated at the conference on implementing ...

Vietnam Agriculture Newspaper

Govt eyes more cash handouts

The government is considering giving financial assistance to people affected by the latest outbreak of Covid-19, government sources revealed on Monday. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday met for talks with Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow and Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith at Government House. Also present were ...

CHATRUDEE THEPARAT

Year in review: The winners and losers of 2020

As 2021 begins — not soon enough for most of us — we take one last look at the year that was. For Thailand, 2020 was a year of turmoil, disruption and contrasts. Simmering discontent boiled over for some in the form of protests, and the ...

CURTIS S CHIN & JOSE B COLLAZO

OPINON: Under cover of COVID, new laws in Asia threaten environmental and social protections

In addition to its devastating toll on public health, COVID-19 has exacerbated global food insecurity and economic crises. These costs have been particularly acute for Indigenous Peoples and local communities on customarily governed territories and lands. Yet some of the worst impacts have originated not from the crisis, but from ...

Kundan Kumar

Mekong Levels Reportedly Plummet Due to Chinese Dam Activity

Water levels on the Mekong River have fallen due to the filling of a Chinese dam on the upper reaches of the river in Yunnan province, according to locals and river monitors. The fall was reported on January 4, when locals in the Thai port town ...

Sebastian Strangio

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