Mekong Nations Promise Cooperation But Skip Disputes Over Damming The River

South Korea embraced the five Southeast Asian nations on the Mekong River in a seemingly bold plan for developing the river in the interests of “people, peace and prosperity” but glossed over the dangers facing its existence. Yes, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in declared “the development ...

Donald Kirk

Exhibition highlighting biological resources of Mekong region opens

A special exhibition highlighting the rich ecology surrounding the Mekong region and various uses of the biological resources, such as in skin care and cosmetic products, commemorating the 1st Mekong-ROK Summit in Busan that opened Wednesday for a monthlong run. “Life on the Mekong; Connecting People, ...

Seoul can help to regulate Mekong's flow

In 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced the “New Southern Policy”, which is aimed at deepening relations with Southeast Asia to the extent that four other major powers — the United States, China, Japan and Russia — have done. In his tenure, he has visited ...

Thana Boonlert

Thailand encourages South Korean investment in Mekong subregion development projects

THAILAND has reassured South Korea there will be plenty of opportunities for the country’s participation in development projects in the Mekong subregion, the Foreign Ministry said. Several development projects are planned for this year and the next that can be carried out under the Mekong-ROK cooperation ...

Mekong-Korea cooperation spearheads sustainable development

Ahead of the inaugural Mekong-Republic of Korea Summit and ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit next year, the two sides can benefit together by tackling the development challenges of the future, according to a group of experts at the sixth Mekong-ROK Business Forum on Dec. 13 in Seoul.  “Korea ...

RoK pledges to increase aid for Mekong countries

The Republic of Korea (RoK) will implement its New Southern Policy with a determination to promote cooperation with the Mekong region, said RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.  Keep reading ...

KOICA pledges US$5m for skill development in Laos

The Korea International Cooperation Agency will provide grant aid of over 40 billion kip (US$ 5 million) to facilitate skills development in Laos. The funding is in support of the Project for Improvement of Lao-Korea Institute for Skills Development from 2017 to 2020. A signing ...

Higher skills for a busy aviation sector

In its first two months of regular operation Cambodia’s first civil aviation training centre has provided certificates to dozens of aviation officials and airport staff, helping to raise the skill level of personnel in the Kingdom’s fast-expanding aviation sector. Sinn Chanserey Vutha, spokesman of the ...

Laos, partners agree on education development projects

The government has received support for two education development projects in Huaphan province from the Australian government, European Union, ChildFund Australia and ChildFund Korea, worth a total of almost US$2 million. The two projects are Basic Education Quality and Access in the Lao PDR Non-Governmental ...

Korea donates military vehicles

South Korea has given more than 200 military vehicles to Cambodia and nearly 200 more will arrive in July. The first batch were handed over yesterday at a ceremony at the Techo Hun Sen Military Technical Institute in Kampong Speu province. The trucks, light utility vehicles, ...

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