MRC urges Mekong countries to address low water flows World

MRC urges Mekong countries to address low water flows

Six Mekong countries have been urged to address regional low water flows as the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) endures record lows for the second consecutive year, according to a Mekong River Commission (MRC) report.
MRC warns of low water levels on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake ASEAN

MRC warns of low water levels on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) recently said that the annual reversal in the flow of the Tonle Sap River remained delayed, causing “very low” water levels on the Tonle Sap Lake, according to Cambodia’s news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP).
Philippines GDP falls for first time since 1998 World

Philippines GDP falls for first time since 1998

The Philippines’ GDP shrunk 0.2 percent in the first three months of 2020, recording the first contraction since the fourth quarter of 1998, announced the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on May 7.
High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries World

High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia has warned about high risks of forest and land fires in many Southeast Asian countries as a result of dry conditions in the region.
Seven-month rice export up in volume, but down in value Business

Seven-month rice export up in volume, but down in value

Vietnam exported 4.01 million tonnes of rice worth 1.73 billion USD in the first seven months of 2019, up 2.1 percent in volume but down 14.3 percent in value year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
PV Power posts positive results in five months Business

PV Power posts positive results in five months

PV Power, an subordinate company of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), reported positive business results in the first five months of this year despite difficulties the company faced in generating power.
Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn World

Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn

The Philippines is seeking to import 300,000 tonnes of corn to cover a shortfall in the domestic supply caused by the El Nino dry spell and to prepare for the expected dramatic growth of local hog and poultry sectors, said Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on May 21.
Thailand warns of serious drought World

Thailand warns of serious drought

The Thai government has ordered all relevant agencies to be cautious in managing the country’s water supplies and also urged people to use water wisely due to concern about drought in the near future. ​