Myanmar: Thousands forced to flee by floods World

Myanmar: Thousands forced to flee by floods

Floods hit eight regions and states in Myanmar recently as a result of heavy rains, forcing at least 9,420 households to evacuate, the Myanmar Disaster Management Department announced on July 25.
Tourists flee Thai resort islands to avoid storm World

Tourists flee Thai resort islands to avoid storm

Tens of thousands of tourists have fled the Thai resort islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao ahead of tropical storm Pabuk which is set to bring heavy rains, wind, and large waves of up to 7 metres.
Myanmar: 150,000 flee due to floods World

Myanmar: 150,000 flee due to floods

Nearly 150,000 people in Myanmar have forced to flee due to floods caused by heavy downpours in the Mekong River region that threatens dike breach.
Thailand to close famous Maya Bay for rehabilitation World

Thailand to close famous Maya Bay for rehabilitation

Thailand's Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plants (DNP) has prepared to close off Maya Bay in Hat Nopparat Thara-Moo Koh Phi Phi National Park of Krabi province to allow its ecosystem to revitalise during the monsoon season.
Environment still in jeopardy as ASEAN works toward change World

Environment still in jeopardy as ASEAN works toward change

Despite more than 40 years of environmental management in the ASEAN region, degradation of the environment continues, affecting the most vulnerable populations, a senior policy advisor for the Institute for Global Environment Strategies said on August 3 at a climate-change forum held in Vientiane, Laos.
Environment

Hanoi asked to speed up river improvement projects

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai requested the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Hanoi People’s Committee to speed up projects to clean up and improve the Day, Tich and Nhue Rivers in the city.
Society

Hanoi prepares for monsoon season

As the monsoon season approaches, Hanoi authorities have developed several scenarios to cope with flooding to protect people and their produce.