Indonesia, Australia cooperate on green energy development World

Indonesia, Australia cooperate on green energy development

Indonesia's Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and Andrew Forrest, Australian iron ore company Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) founder, have inked a cooperation agreement on renewable energy development for green industry.
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Doctors head to Equatorial Guinea to bring 120 COVID-19 patients home

A delegation of two doctors and two nurses of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases headed to Equatorial Guinea to bring home 219 Vietnamese citizens, who are working for three Vietnamese companies in the host country, of whom 120 have tested positive for the coronavirus SARS-nCOV-2.
Hydropower projects on Mekong River should not cause negative impacts: spokeswoman Society

Hydropower projects on Mekong River should not cause negative impacts: spokeswoman

The building of hydropower projects on the Mekong River’s mainstream must ensure that they do not cause negative impacts, including cross-border effects, on the environment and socio-economic development of the countries along the river, especially the nations in the downstream region, in line with international practice and regulations of the Mekong River Commission, said a Vietnamese official.
Office asked to beef up cooperation in water resources management Environment

Office asked to beef up cooperation in water resources management

The standing office of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee should continue carrying out cooperation activities in the Mekong River Commission, and sharing experience in integrated water resources management, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh said at a conference in Hanoi on December 24.
Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage World

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged residents and businesses in Phnom Penh to be prepared for electricity shortages which could occur in this year’s dry season if water levels at hydropower dams run low.