Aid and development

Bilateral development assistance

Norway and Vietnam agree major aquaculture co-operation

NORWAY and Vietnam have agreed to work closer together on the development of industrial scale aquaculture. The two countries, both major fish farming nations, took part in a special webinar at the weekend. Norway is of course well known as the world’s largest salmon farmer, while ...

Vince McDonagh

UK and Thailand to Cooperate in New Era of Smart City Development

The UK and Thailand have jointly launched the “UK Thailand Tech Export Academy”.  The purpose of the collaboration is to promote the development of “smart cities” to be constructed across Thailand.  So far, the initiative has involved the matching of over 200 businesses from the ...

Bob Savic

Trafficking of banned Myanmar teak lands German company with $4m fine

WOB Timber, a logging company based in Hamburg, Germany, has been ordered by a court to pay a $4 million fine for illegally trading Myanmar timber. The April 27 decision was one of the highest financial penalties for this type of crime in the European ...

Nicolás Bustamante Hernández

Australia, UNDP provide $3M to Cambodia for Covid response

The Australian government on May 7 signed an agreement with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute an additional A$4 million (US$3.15 million) to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 on Cambodia’s economy and people, the UNDP said in a press release. The agreement took effect immediately, ...

Thou Vireak

USAID helps Vietnam's climate change fight with two new projects

Aerial view of the Ru Cha mangrove forest in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh. USAID has launched two new conservation and forest management projects to help Vietnam’s fight against the climate crisis, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The Sustainable Forest Management project, implemented by U.S.-based ...

Phan Anh

USAID launches online tools for public services in Kampong Chhnang

Following its launch in Banteay Meanchey last month, USAID’s “Pidor, the Smart Villager” project that provides information on public services, is now accessible in Kampong Chhnang province since yesterday. Pidor, the Smart Villager is an Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Facebook-based chatbot tool by USAID’s One Window ...

Rhea Mae Soco

National forest service payment mechanism generates 120 million USD annually

The Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system implemented at national scale under an USAID project now generates approximately 120 million USD annually to finance the management of approximately 6 million hectares of Vietnam’s forests. The figures were released at an Earth Day event held in the Central ...

VNA

Thailand and Japan Reaffirm Close Cooperation in Developing the Mekong Subregion

Thailand and Japan have agreed to strengthen economic cooperation and reaffirmed their close cooperation in the development in the Mekong sub-region, particularly through the Mekong – Japan cooperation and Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS). Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha had a telephone ...

EU sanctions Myanmar generals as UN urges ASEAN action

The European Union has imposed sanctions on 10 of Myanmar’s military leaders, as well as two giant military conglomerates, in its toughest measures yet against the February 1 coup and the bloody crackdown on protesters demanding the return of the elected government. Announcing the sanctions on ...

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Sweden supports Thai partnership for plastic reduction

With support from the Swedish government, the Solid Waste Management Association, Thailand (SWAT) is launching its Plastic Footprint Reduction Project to reduce ocean plastic pollution The project is under the framework of the United Nations Environment Programme’s SEA circular project and initiated by the Coordinating Body on the ...

Mette Larsen

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