Hun Sen defends imminent rescue exercise with Vietnam

Ben Sokhean / Khmer Times

Senior Cambodian and Vietnamese military officers inspect equipment to be used in the exercise this week in Svay Rieng province. Fresh News

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed critics on social media for misinterpreting the government’s move to hold a disaster rescue exercise with Vietnamese soldiers in Svay Rieng province this week.

Mr Hun Sen during a graduation ceremony on Koh Pich said Cambodian forces are planning to hold the disaster rescue exercise near the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng tomorrow. Tiếp tục đọc “Hun Sen defends imminent rescue exercise with Vietnam”

U.S. issues final order on duties on certain steel products from Vietnam

 (Dec 16, 2019 05:06PM ET)

FILE PHOTO: A man checks steel quality at Hoa Phat steel mill in Hai Duong province, Vietnam June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had issued a final order imposing duties of up to 456% on certain steel products from South Korea or Taiwan that are shipped to Vietnam for minor processing and then exported to the United States.

The agency said in a statement that it had found corrosion-resistant steel products and cold-rolled steel produced in Vietnam using substrate of South Korean or Taiwanese origin had circumvented U.S. anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.

Gravest threat to Mekong delta today is sediment starvation not rising seas

Posted on 10 December 2019

New research shows that the increasing vulnerability of the Mekong delta to floods, salt intrusion and erosion is caused by insufficient sediment in the river not climate-induced rise in sea levels.

Published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, the findings of the Rise and Fall Project at Utrecht University are clear: the growing threat to the Mekong Delta – and the communities, cities, rice fields and biodiversity that depend on it – posed by higher tides and salt intrusion is almost entirely due to the loss of river sediment because of upstream dams and sand mining in the delta.

Rising tides in the delta have major ramifications for flooding in subsiding and increasingly vulnerable cities, and river bank erosion. While sea level rise and climate change have received most attention in relation to the sinking and shrinking of the Mekong delta, the research shows that in the last 20 years, they have driven less than 5% of these trends.
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