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The plan is to build Qinzhou into a key port for trade not only with Vietnam, but also other countries in Southeast Asia. The Chinese ... With the new corridor, cargo can be shipped from Chongqing to Singapore within seven days, while the current route via the Yangtze River can take up to five times longer.
Across the region, Southeast Asia's once-pristine beaches are reeling from decades of unchecked tourism as governments scramble to confront trash-filled waters and environmental degradation without puncturing a key economic driver. Thailand's Maya Bay will be off limits for four months from June to ...

Thailand may be famous for its tropical isles and aquamarine seas, but select rivers and canals in the country's core offer opportunities for some ... for centuries, the river powered Bangkok's evolution from a small settlement in the 1400s, to the nation's capital in 1782 and to one of Southeast Asia's dominant ...
There is little doubt that the character of the river, Southeast Asia's largest, is under intense stress. The main aim of this week's meeting, ... China has been willing to help fund those ambitions, as it believes that it will help to further its interests across greater South-East Asia.” One major issue is the so-called ...
During the monsoon months, Tonle Sap expands as if inhaling, fed by a Mekong River so engorged with water that it changes direction. When that happens, the lake — the largest in Southeast Asia — can spread to five times its size compared to the dry season, enriching the soil of surrounding farmland ...
Villagers have rallied against the feared impact of the Pak Beng dam on both sides of the huge river. "Local communities sent a letter to EGAT questioning its power-purchasing agreement," said Piaporn Detees, the Thailand campaign director for International Rivers, a global environmental group.

By the mid-2000s, Vang Vieng was one of the booze and drug capitals of Southeast Asia, peaking in debauchery in about 2011, when backpacker deaths from drunken and drug-addled antics on the Nam Song River reached a reported 27. The government then stepped in, closing most bars, and things ...
No longer a spectator sport for tourists of a certain age, river cruising can be an immersive, active form of travel — an ideal way to explore Southeast Asia's Mekong River in Cambodia. After breakfast, we tendered to the closest shore and watched our ship vanish upriver. Untethered and independent, we ...
YANGON/MANILA – It was business as usual around some of Southeast Asia's filthiest rivers on Tuesday, the eve of the International Day of Action for Rivers, despite ... Rivers are also a crucial part of the lives of millions of poor Filipinos; informal settlers in the Philippine capital city, Manila, who live along the river resort to ...
A search party found the victim unconscious at the edge of a river a short time later, authorities said. “[When] they opened his clothes they saw a gaping wound on his neck,” the Riau conservation agency said in a statement. Human-animal conflicts are common across the vast Indonesian archipelago, ...
TAFT, Eastern Samar -- The local government here offers tourism activities along the town's major river once polluted by mining operations two ... Another attraction is the cave in San Pablo village, believed to be the longest underwater cave in Southeast Asia and the more accessible Maysuwa Cave in San ...
Leaving the fleet are the company's 138-passenger non-suite ships: Avalon Affinity; Avalon Felicity and Avalon Luminary. The move decreases capacity in Europe for the short-term, but the line is still growing in 2018, adding a suite ship on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia -- Avalon Saigon -- in the fall.
Morton, professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Iowa State, adds, "The Mekong River and adjacent lands are where the poorest people in Southeast Asia live. Average annual income is less than $200. They make their living from floodplain and riverbank agriculture and fishing. Laos is a ...
A good taste of Southeast Asia is offered in a 21-day/17-night small-group tour offered by Odysseys Unlimited. Southeast Asia Odyssey visits Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, with departure dates in October and November. Among highlights of this tour are two days in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to give ...
Along the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers in Southeast Asia, we amplify the voices of women who speak eloquently of all that's lost when a river is developed without their input. On the Salween River, in Myanmar, we hear from women living at the nexus of ethnic conflict and development, and who are ...
Lucky for us folks in this part of the world, there are a number of extraordinary pools a few hours' flight away in Southeast Asia. ... Standing on the edge of a valley near a village north of Ubud facing the Ayung River and an ancient temple, this stunning property is also home to one of the world's most ...
As rapid economic development fuels rising demand for electricity in Southeast Asia, hydropower from the Mekong River offers a promising source of energy. Development had been slow due to strong opposition from local residents concerned about harm to fisheries. Europe and the U.S. have held back ...

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts recently opened Rosewood Luang Prabang in Laos, the brand's second resort in Southeast Asia and its first to include tented villas. ... Each has oversized balconies with mountain and river vistas and have ethnic patterns dedicated to a specific Laotian hill tribe. Sense, A ...
LONDON/ISLAMABAD/DHAKA, March 14 (Reuters) - Vitol is targeting Southeast Asia's booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets to boost sales and ... For example, Trafigura and Gunvor have struggled to progress their small FSRU projects meant to supply fertiliser producers on the Karnaphuli river ...
Researchers backed by multi-million dollar grants from NASA are heading to Southeast Asia's Mekong River region to find ways to improve dams so they ... The MSU researchers will analyze how dams impact the flow of rivers, local agriculture, fisheries, irrigations systems and wetland ecosystems, said Qi.
Low and lean, the Aqua Mekong - one of two ships belonging to Aqua Expeditions, a cruise line launched a decade ago on the Amazon River - was custom-built for this specific waterway in Southeast Asia. The vessel features just 20 cabins, each with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that reveal every second of ...
In towns and villages all along the Mekong River and many other rivers around the country, banks undermined by dredging are collapsing into the water, taking with them farm fields, fish ponds, shops, and homes. In recent years, thousands of acres of rice farms have been lost, and at least 1,200 families ...
Closed Loop Ocean is looking to facilitate investments in waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia. ... could be crucial, as a report from June last year showed just 20 rivers around the world contribute 67% of plastic pollution that comes from inland populations, largely in Southeast Asia.
Recent study published in Environmental Research Letters finds that hydropower in the Mekong River Basin, largest river in Southeast Asia, might not always be climate friendly. The median greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of hydropower was estimated to be 26 kg CO2e/MWh over 100-year lifetime, which ...


 

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