Joint Environment Monitoring of Mekong Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM) aims to "systematically collect, generate and share reliable and scientific data and information through a standardized basin wide joint environmental monitoring program on site-specific issues that have cross-national implications," said Dr. So Nam, chief environmental management officer at MRC. … [Read more...] about Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin
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At a government Monday afternoon, Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen said the National Steering Committee for Coronavirus Prevention and Control decided to assign the task of quarantining people coming from virus-hit areas, including Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk Province in South Korea, to the Mnistry of National Defense. … [Read more...] about S Korean visitors expose holes in coronavirus response
After South Korea raised its disease alert to the ‘highest level,’ the Vietnamese government has tightened controls for visitors from that country. Starting Monday, everyone coming in from South Korea has to make health declarations, and those with symptoms like high fever, coughing and breathing difficulties will be placed in quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. … [Read more...] about Vietnam suspends entry from all coronavirus-hit areas
Like many of Vinh’s friends, 20 of Hien’s have also returned to Vietnam since February 20 as the number of Covid-19 cases rose day after day. Some were even willing to postpone their study plans in case the epidemic got out of control in South Korea. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese in South Korea face dilemma: stay put or bail out?
Services growth would also come under stress due to a major decline in tourism revenues as a result of Vietnam’s ban on flights and from China, its largest market, and a fall in tourist numbers from two other key markets, South Korea and Japan, it warned. … [Read more...] about Fitch Solutions lowers Vietnam growth forecast