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Japan to hold meeting with Mekong states including Myanmar on Aug. 6

Japan plans to hold a virtual foreign ministerial meeting next week with five Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong River, including Myanmar where the military seized power in a coup in February, Japanese government sources said Thursday. The meeting arranged for Aug. 6 comes after Japan ...

KYODO NEWS

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour announces new digital academy

The Ministry of Labour launched the Digital Skill Development Academy (DISDA), a newly established unit that will oversee digital skill development for the workforce; and a new DSD application via an event entitled “Building Thailand Digital Workforce”. During the event, DISDA, in collaboration with the Thailand arm of ...

Alita Sharon

Government of Laos Dissolves Ministry of Science and Technology

The government of Laos has dissolved the Ministry of Science and Technology, transferring its departments to various different ministries. According to a notice issued by the Politburo of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been dissolved, leaving Laos with just ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Vietnam introduces eight key digital programs for 2020-25

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) introduced eight core programs for the 2020-2025 period and reviewed results achieved by the information and communications (ICT) sector in the past five years at the 5th Congress of the Ministry’s Party Committee held in Hanoi on 18 August. During the 2015-2020 ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Cabinet exodus shakes faith in EEC

The recent resignations of economic tsar Somkid Jatusripitak, the former deputy prime minister, and four economic ministers including former Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, have ignited concerns about planned big-ticket infrastructure development projects such as the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Bangkok Post sat down for an ...

CHATRUDEE THEPARAT

National climate change strategy reviewed

The Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment cooperated with the French Development Agency (AFD) in organising a seminar in Hanoi on June 24 to review the implementation of the national strategy and action plan on climate change and propose orientations to cope with ...

Time for Vietnam’s next generation of clean leaders to step up

Last year marked the mid-point between Vietnam’s five yearly National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). The eighth plenum of the CPV Central Committee met in October to initiate planning for the 13th Congress in 2021. Keep reading ...

Myanmar Moves to Pursue Constitutional Change to Curb Military Role

Lawmakers took a first step Tuesday toward amending Myanmar’s constitution to curb the power of the military, a difficult process that risks straining the uneasy relations between the civilian leadership and the armed forces. Keep reading ...

Myanmar Dismisses Rohingya-Crisis General Amid EU Sanctions

Myanmar’s military announced the ouster of a key general Monday as the European Union sanctioned him and six other senior officers in connection with alleged massacres and the forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of minority Rohingya last year. Keep reading ...

Upgrade country’s statistics standards to make most of cooperation efforts, official says

Laos will have difficulties in the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda as well as pushing the country to graduate from Least Developed Countries (LDC) by 2020 without accurate and timely statistics, a government official has stated.Addressing a statistics seminar in ...

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