NESDC: 14.4m workers at risk

Thailand may lose up to 14.4 million jobs in the second and third quarters, largely because of the coronavirus outbreak and widespread drought, says the government’s planning unit. Of the total, some 8.4 million workers are estimated to be at risk of job loss, 2.5 million ...


The Mekong Region honours innovative SMEs

Now in its third-year, Experience Mekong Showcase has shortlisted 60 Experience Mekong Collection member businesses for recognition. Ten enterprises from each of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region* countries are now in the running for six top places (one from each GMS country) that recognise small, responsible ...

Overcoming barriers to fighting wildlife crime

ildlife trafficking, like drug and human trafficking, is often a trans-boundary crime. Animal parts and products, non-timber forest products, and living creatures heading to the pet trade find their way across borders every day, passing fluidly between jurisdictions and human societies. Given legal and language barriers, ...

Mia Signs

The Mekong: the good, bad and ugly sides to the ‘Danube of the East’

To Tibetans, it’s known as Dza Chu, or the River of Rocks, and to the Chinese it’s the Lancang Jiang, the Turbulent River. The Lao refer to it as the Mother of Waters, in Cambodia it’s the Great Water and by the time it reaches ...

Tim Pile

Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties

Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries. Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune welcomed Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien in Vientiane on ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Plan to boost ecotourism launched

The government this week launched a strategy to boost eco-tourism in the Kingdom, aiming to increase revenue from the sector while improving the livelihoods of rural communities and helping protect the country’s natural resources. The 2019-2030 Ecotourism Policy, launched Tuesday during the first National Ecotourism Forum, ...

Chea Vannak

Unsafe new Mekong riverside cycling path closed

A new cycling path along the Mekong riverbank has been closed after part of it collapsed only two days after an inaugural cycling event to promote tourism. The cycling path, in Muang district, is about 1.1 kilometres long and only recently built, and was still awaiting ...

Pattanapong Siripiachai

Government developing policies on eco-tourism and coastal areas

In response to the developing tourism sector in Cambodia, the Ministry of Tourism is currently compiling rules and regulations on the management of eco-tourism and coastal areas. Koeut Puthvory, under-secretary of state of the Ministry of Tourism, said the ministry has been cooperating with relevant ministries ...

Melodies by the Mekong

It was a significant Thursday night. An iconic Filipino choral group performed at Cambodia’s iconic Chaktomuk Theatre, symbolising the power of music in connecting two nations whose culture, history and language vary. Agnes Alpuerto and Som Kanika join the friendship concert by the Philippine Madrigal ...

Agnes Alpuerto and Som Kanika

An Island on the doorstep

Cambodia’s dry season is technically over now, but the weather is still hot and humid due to the effect from the ongoing El Niño in the region. If you are living in a crowded city like Phnom Penh, you’re most likely to suffer from the ...

Taing Rinith

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