Ian Teh/Panos Pictures

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Nipa and mangrove trees growing in wetlands that are on part of the planned route for the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) Project.

The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), currently under construction as a small part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, will cut through environmentally sensitive peat and wetland areas in Setiu District. The Chinese and Malaysian governments claim its economic benefits outweigh the environmental impacts, which they say will be minimal, but opponents of the scheme fear it will do damage to the east coast wetland's complex ecology.

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Ian Teh/Panos Pictures
Kuala Terengganu
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