Monthly Archives: November 29, 2019

  • h2o water tanker being filled up at the NIPA hydrant, Karachi

    Government joins the water tanker business in Karachi

    November 27, 2019

    With the government unable to meet water needs, a water tanker mafia had sprung up in Karachi, but now with its regularisation there is a legal route, and revenues, for the government, writes Zofeen T. Ebrahim

  • Dali-Ruili railway across the Nujiang river in China’s Yunnan province. This is a key section of the China-Myanmar railway project to link Yunnan and Yangon [image from: Alamy]

    China builds in Myanmar’s conflict areas

    November 26, 2019

    Winding through many of the areas of conflict in Myanmar’s areas dominated by ethnic minorities, the China Myanmar Economic Corridor may spark off more fighting, writes Nicholas Lo

  • A view of Thimpu, Bhutan's capital

    Thirsty Thimphu in water abundant Bhutan

    November 21, 2019

    Authorities are struggling to meet the water needs of the fast growing capital, Thimpu, especially in the winter when there is little rain or snow and pipes freeze over.

  • people collecting water in Myanmar

    Southeast Asia and the right to safe water

    November 20, 2019

    More than 100 million people live without access to safe water in Southeast Asia, Sam Geall writes about what can be done to improve that and to protect clean water sources

  • Brick Bank (New Development Bank) president speaks at bricks bank summit

    What happened to the BRICS bank?

    November 18, 2019

    Five years after its creation, the New Development Bank (BRICS bank) hasn’t lived up to its grand early promise — but things could change