A report by the commission attributes the low water level to two years of reduced rainfall and the operations of 13 Mekong hydropower dams - two in Laos and 11 in China - as well as dams on Mekong tributaries in Laos. The Mekong also flows through part of Myanmar. … [Read more...] about Mekong nations pressed to share data as water level falls to new low
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Viettel among investors of new high-speed under-sea cable ADC The telecom giant Viettel on June 19 announced it is among the members of a consortium developing a high-performance under-sea cable connecting Vietnam, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. … [Read more...] about How are SOEs’ outward investment projects performing?
A school in Hải Châu district was assigned as a new isolation site for COVID-19 contact cases in the city after a field hospital opened in suburban Hòa Vang district, and a 300-bed Tiên Sơn field hospital will be opened later this week. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia August 7
Damaged buildings are seen after explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 6, 2020. Two huge explosions rocked Port of Beirut on Tuesday at around 6:10 p.m. local time (1610 GMT), leaving at least 135 people dead and 5,000 others injured. — XINHUA/VNA Photo … [Read more...] about Lebanon’s leaders face rage, calls for reform after blast
Trump, who has locked horns with China on a range of issues including trade and the coronavirus pandemic, has set a deadline of mid-September for TikTok to be acquired by a US firm or be banned in the United States. … [Read more...] about Trump orders ban on dealings with TikTok’s Chinese owner