Infrastructure

Water and sanitation

Thailand’s water shortage and inequality crisis

Shortages of water are a huge problem for Thailand. The government’s attempts to promote industrial investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) — Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao — has caused water demand in the region to rise drastically. This has diverted water away from farmers ...

Kanokwan Manorom, Ubon Ratchathani University

Calls on private sector to help achieve clean water targets

Consumption of clean water increased to 331 million cubic metres in 2019, as the government aims for its 2025 goal to have 100 percent of households in urban areas connected to potable water. According to current figures from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, 4.9 million ...

Chea Vannak

Japan set to construct $27M treatment plant

The construction of a $27 million Japanese government-funded wastewater treatment plant in Phnom Penh to improve water quality and protect the environment will begin late next year, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) announced on Friday. Jica said the Japanese government had granted 2,777 million yen ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Mekong water level in Nakhon Phanom drops amid drought fears

The level of water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is dropping rapidly, exhibiting the most unnatural phenomenon in 50 years, according to local media reports. The reports said water in the Mekong river is dropping by 10-20 centimetres per day. The water ...

Parasites in water supply potential risk for disease transmission in Southeast Asia

The presence of parasites in both raw and treated water supply in Southeast Asian countries can be a potential risk for disease transmission. The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) vice president Prof Datuk Dr Khairul Anuar Abdullah said therefore, that ...

Mekong countries agree to equal funding of river commission by 2030

Water and environmental ministers from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam laid out their agenda for 2018 at the 24th Mekong River Commission Council in Pattaya.Keep reading ...

Keng Na Songkhla

Myanmar working to preserve eco-system in coastal areas, improve water management

As part of its environment protection efforts, Myanmar, a signatory of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, is taking measures targeting the conservation of the eco-system in coastal areas and striving to improve water resources management in the country. Keep reading   ...

Laos closing Bt14 bn bond deal to fund infrastructure

LAOS has issued Bt14 billion in bonds in the Thai capital market in a placement that closes today, said Adisorn Singhsacha, founder and managing director of Twin Pine Group Co Ltd, a financial adviser on the deal.The issuance, by the Lao Finance Ministry, marks the ...

Somluck Srimalee

Major reservoir at risk of pollution

Đá Đen reservoir, which supplies water to 90 per cent of the people in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, is at risk of being severely polluted. Many local residents in Châu Đức and Tân Thành districts bordering the reservoir are worried that the waste water treatment plant ...

How Southeast Asia can leverage China’s new Silk Road

In the deep valleys of northern Laos, the Nam Khan River – a major tributary of the mighty Mekong – slices through extraordinary scenery. Towering, mist-covered mountain ranges; a sublimely preserved Unesco heritage-listed city that was once a royal capital; rippling rice paddies and fishing ...

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