Mekong ministers approve navigation and environment plans

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) says environment and water-resource ministers from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam have approved a navigation plan for the four countries and a regional environmental strategy. In a statement, the MRC said the two documents were among several approved during a virtual ...

New resources for forest protection

Vietnam has entered the world’s carbon credit trading market after a long period striving for sustainable forest management. This is a major event, marking a positive start in mobilising new resources for forest protection and improving forest quality and sustainable forest management, thereby helping Vietnam ...

Road from HCMC to run along entire Mekong Delta coast

The government has approved in principle the construction of a 740-km coastal road along the length of the Mekong Delta connecting HCMC. It will start in Ho Chi Minh City and go up to Ha Tien Town in Kien Giang through the coastal provinces of Tien ...

Ministry seeks ideas on Mekong Delta master plan

The Ministry of Planning and Investment, in coordination with the World Bank, held a conference on November 26 to seek ideas and consultations from leaders of Mekong Delta localities, experts and scientists for the delta’s Integrated Regional Master Plan in 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050. The draft master plan ...

Overwhelming majority approves Myanmar anti-corruption efforts

An overwhelming majority of the Myanmar people approved of the government’s efforts to stamp down corruption, the international anti-corruption watch group Transparency International said in a report released on November 24. The report said Myanmar has the highest percentage of citizens among the 17 Asia Pacific ...

31 kg Cambodia drug haul captured in Mekong Delta

Over 31 kg of ketamine, cocaine and morphine were seized in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province on Thursday, with one man arrested. Tran Van Uol, 60, at noon Thursday was arrested by border guards while transporting a box containing 10.9 kg of ketamine from Cambodia ...

Virtual Conference on Sustainable Development and the Future of the Mekong

The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) is going to organize a virtual conference on “Sustainable Development and the Future of the Mekong” on 26-27 October 2020 via Zoom. For those participants who wish to attend in this virtual event, please complete the reply form ...

Open Development Mekong joined IDRC, OD4D and UNFPA in the 2020 Virtual UN World Data Forum

The pre-recorded session for the upcoming 2020 Virtual UN World Data Forum on (TA1) Data for Development: towards a more integrated agenda from the global south is now available.   About the session: Data is a crucial resource for the 21st century, for monitoring and achieving the SDGs, ...

The 7th Asia-Pacific Adaptation Forum: Virtual Dialogue Series

The 7th APAN Forum will be held virtually on 8-12 March 2021 under the theme: Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action, sharing learnings from actions towards climate-resilient development.  Resilience is the unifying theme of the Forum, which is structured around four thematic “streams” focusing on (i) inclusive resilience; (ii) nature-based resilience (iii) economic sector ...

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