Aid and development

Bilateral development assistance

Australia announces 2.5 million AUD grant for Mekong Delta's climate change adaptation

Can Tho (VNA) – Australia will provide 2.5 million AUD (1.64 million USD) for the “Business Partnership Platform: Climate Change Adaptation” programme designed to help businesses in the Mekong Delta region to adapt to climate change. The funding was announced at a ceremony held by the Australian Consulate General and ...

VNA

Vietnamese, Norwegian enterprises envisage a future of clean energy​

HCM City (VNA) – An energy transition seminar on Norwegian-Vietnamese business partnerships opened in Ho Chi Minh on September 13, hosted by the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Oil, Gas and Coal Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). According to experts, the participation and collaboration of the ...

VNA

Swiss-Viet Officials Meet, Discuss Progress on FTA

The Swiss ambassador, Thomas Gass, met with National Assembly Chairman, Vuong Dinh Hue earlier this week ahead of the 52nd anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Vietnam later this year. The two officials discussed bilateral trade and investment with progress on negotiations of a free ...

Dezan Shira and Associates

Australia, Laos Partner on River Basin Management

Australia and Laos have been cooperating on water resources management for nearly two decades. Key milestones in recent years include the Sekong Groundwater Management Plan approved earlier this year, the revision of the Water Law endorsed by National Assembly in 2017, the development of key ...

Phontham Visapra

From Diplomacy to Sustainability: British Ambassador John Pearson’s Remarkable Tenure in Laos

In an exclusive interview with the Laotian Times, John Pearson, outgoing British Ambassador to Laos, reflects on his four-year diplomatic mission in Laos, sharing insights into his overall experience and shedding light on the environmental challenges faced by the country. As a diplomat, British Ambassador John ...

Phontham Visapra

Cambodian PM Hun Sen's visit to China set to improve ties, accelerate efforts to achieve development goals in Southeast Asia: experts

Confirming that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit to China, China’s Foreign Ministry said that the visit fully demonstrates the high level of China-Cambodia relations. Experts believe that the two countries will play an exemplary role in Southeast Asia and will ...

Global Times

Cambodia starts to build bridge across Mekong River with funds from China

KRATIE, Cambodia, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) — Cambodia on Monday broke ground for the construction of a bridge across the Mekong River here in the country’s northeastern part, with funds from China. The ceremony was presided over by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese ...

Xinhua

US re-engagement with Mekong region poses opportunities and ambiguity, say CSOs

The US plan to invest over 20 million USD to support Mekong countries in clean energy transition, environmental protection, and regional interconnection was made at the end of the Bangkok APEC meeting. In the eyes of civil societies along the riverbank, the final picture still ...

Yiamyut Sutthichaya

U.S. Vice President Harris announces $20 million new clean energy funding for Mekong region

U.S Vice President Kamala Harris announced $20 million in new funding for clean energy projects in the Mekong region, during the last day of her tour of Thailand on Sunday following a regional summit. She spoke to civil society and business leaders in Bangkok after the ...

Poppy Mcpherson

South Korean company brings eco-friendly livestock production to Laos

Local farmers and members of the Parksarpmai Cooperative Group will be able to upgrade their livestock production, thanks to the support of an agricultural solutions company from South Korea, the Greengoods Company Limited. Through the support of Greengoods Co Ltd, villagers will have a chance to ...

The Star Online

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