Economy and commerce

Vietnam orders media to promote its ocean strategy

The Vietnamese government has launched a national campaign to promote its maritime policies as the ruling party pledges to explore “all available legal tools” to defend its interests amid China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. A government order stipulates that by 2025, all domestic media outlets ...

RFA Staff

‘Unlocking’ reform policies can help Laos realise economic potential: WB

Laos is facing significant economic challenges but has the potential to develop sustainably and more equitably, according to a new World Bank report. The latest Lao PDR Country Economic Memorandum, “Linking Laos, Unlocking Policies”, analyses economic performance over the last 20 years and draws lessons from ...

Times Reporters

Lancang-Mekong 'soft connectivity'

China has collectively consulted, contributed to and shared in the development of the Lancang-Mekong region with the five Mekong countries — Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam — over the past five years, helping to promote economic sustainability and connectivity. The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) framework is ...

Duan Haosheng and Liu Yunkang

Long An to maintain its leading economic position in Mekong Delta

Long An Province is focusing on sustainable economic development while staying safe from COVID, maintaining its position as an economic leader in the Mekong Delta. At the start of the year, the province issued a socio-economic development programme for 2022 to assist struggling workers and businesses, ...

Vietnam Economy News

Party chief calls for enhanced efforts to elevate Mekong Delta’s prosperity and development

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng has called for joint efforts to drive the growth of Mekong Delta and augment the prosperity and development of the ‘land of the nine dragons’ river.’ He made the remark while chairing the Politburo’s ...

Vietnam Politics & Laws

Value of new non-SEZ projects rises threefold

Effective management of the Covid-19 crisis in Cambodia has led to an increase in the number of government-approved investment projects outside the Kingdom’s special economic zones (SEZ) in the first two months of 2022, with a total capital investment of “more than $2 billion” – ...

Hin Pisei

Investment, stronger agricultural exports drive economic growth

Laos’ economy is projected to grow 3.4 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2023, due to the country’s investments to boost exports, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday. “Growth in 2022 and 2023 will ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Beijing boosts regional cooperation with Mekong-Lancang nations

China has committed to many regional development projects under the Belt and Road Initiative and the LMC with the Mekong-Lancang countries. Thong Mengdavid, a research associate of the Mekong Center for Strategic Studies at the Asian Vision Institute, a think tank in Phnom Penh, told China Daily that ...

Khmer Times Staff

Laos: Huge development project underway in Siphandone

Khong district, an island situated in the Mekong River in Champassak Province in the south of Laos is part of the area known as Siphandone, meaning Four Thousand Islands, and has long been popular with visitors for its laid-back bucolic feel. Siphandone is an archipelago of ...

Vientiane Times via Asia News Network

Asean needs a Middle Path

Despite the economic downturn during the Covid-19 pandemic, China-sponsored infrastructure, trade and cooperation initiatives with Southeast Asian nations have been moving forward consistently — amplifying the presence of Beijing in one of the world’s fastest growing regions. One recent landmark event was the inauguration of the ...

PARITTA WANGKIAT

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