Ian Teh/Panos Pictures

Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Peat lands in Kuala Terengganu where the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) is set to be built placing great strain on the region's enviroment.

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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Kuala Terengganu
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Malaysia
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41.09 x 23.08 cm (300 dpi)
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