Laos extends lockdown measures for another 15 days

Laos has extended its lockdown COVID-19 prevention measures across the country for a further 15 days as the community spread of COVID-19 in the capital continues. Given the situation in neighboring countries and community spread in Lao capital Vientiane, the lockdown order would be extended until ...

Bac Lieu to expand large-scale agricultural production

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to expand large-scale production and the use of advanced techniques to improve agricultural yield and quality and raise farmers’ incomes from now to 2025. The provincial People’s Committee targets production of 1.17 million tonnes of paddy, including 190,240 tonnes of organic paddy, a year by 2025.  It plans to expand large-scale ...

Heavy rainfall sees Mekong levels rise

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has recorded river levels increasing by 0.65m between Stung Treng and Prey Veng’s Neak Loeung over the last seven days and forecast an additional rise this week of 0.60m due to torrential rain. Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) water levels have ...

Thai tourism set for sluggish reboot as Phuket stutters on ‘sandbox’

Thailand’s planned reopening of the resort island Phuket next month to vaccinated visitors, bypassing quarantine requirements, has met a lukewarm response, with hotel bookings indicating expected occupancy of less than 20% so far. The “Phuket Sandbox” initiative from July 1 will allow free movement on the ...

How Vietnam lost its pandemic-beating edge

Vietnam has justifiably been praised as one of the world’s best performers during the Covid-19 pandemic. By the end of 2020, the country of 96 million people had recorded fewer than 1,400 cases, less than two dozen deaths and was one of the few Asian ...

Slim chance for Suu Kyi at Myanmar’s kangaroo courts

Concern for the future of Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi is mounting after her appearance in a purpose-built courtroom in the country’s capital Naypyidaw at the start of what is expected to be a seven-week trial. Since the coup on February 1, little has been seen of ...

Call for Applications Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship 2021, Round Two

Deadline: 27 June 2021, 11:59 PM, (UTC +07) The East-West Center and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network, in partnership with the Stimson Center, are pleased to launch a second and final round of fellowships to journalists from Mekong  countries. The fellowship provides fellows with the opportunity to develop data journalism skills and support data-driven investigations into water security challenges ...

1st ODI Virtual Meetup  Data Storytelling and Literacy during the Pandemic

You are invited to a virtual meetup. 1st ODI Virtual Meetup  Data Storytelling and Literacy during the PandemicJun 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am to noon (GMT+7) Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vs8i6ItOTz-Aqm7Dgfjx9g  Please find the preliminary agenda here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the zoom event. About the ...

2nd Data Economy Online Forum: Data Application Forum on Transportation/Logistics

The forum will feature the cutting-edge data application in the field of transportation and logistics. AODP has invited prominent entrepreneurs to give talks and share their business solutions. Through this event, we hope to encourage the networking between AODP members and prospective partners. Moreover, there ...

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