Infrastructure

China Opens Rail Line, Trade Route to Indian Ocean Through Myanmar

China last month inaugurated a new trade route via ship, road and rail running through Myanmar in keeping with Beijing’s dogged building spree across the Southeast Asian country to reach the Indian Ocean and points west. Analysts say it is one more strand in the ever-expanding ...

Zsombor Peter

Water scarcity threatens the country

About 39 people died from extreme weather phenomena in the past week. Every year at least 9,000 Vietnamese die from poor sanitation and 250,000 are hospitalised because of contaminated water. Prolonged drought has damaged crops. For farmers, the pandemic has complicated the situation even more. Vietnam ...

Tran Hung

Ministry reports eight pages over 'fake news'

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry is pursuing legal action against a number of people it accuses of violating the Computer Crimes Act. According to the DES Ministry, eight URLs — six of which are based on Facebook, while the remaining two are on YouTube ...

Post Reporters

Thanaleng Dry Port, Vientiane Logistics Park to drive Lao economy, PM’s aides told

The Thanaleng Dry Port (TDP) and Vientiane Logistics Park (VLP) will be important drivers of Lao economic development, the project developer has told government aides. The Board of Advisors to Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh, led by the board’s Chairman, Mr Chanthaboun Lattanavong, on Friday visited the ...

Advertorial Desk

Trains to arrive next month for trial run of Laos-China railway

The Laos-China railway project will bring in locomotives, electric multiple unit (EMU) trains and other equipment to conduct the first trial run of the railway in October. The plan was presented at the 10th Laos-China Railway Project Steering Committee Meeting held in Vientiane on Wednesday, attended ...

Phomphong Laoin

Nectec launches data-sharing tool

The National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (Nectec) has unveiled a new platform tool that will support the public sector’s move to share necessary data for further use by businesses and citizens. “Nectec continues to support open technology platforms which are useful for the public. We ...

SUCHIT LEESA-NGUANSUK

Vietnam introduces nationwide code of conduct for social media

Vietnam introduced national guidelines on social media behaviour on Friday which encourage people to post positive content about the Southeast Asian country and require state employees to report “conflicting information” to their superiors. The code prohibits posts which violate the law and “affect the interests of ...

Phuong Nguyen, James Pearson

Virus bumps up the digital uptake rate

The proportion of so-called digital adopters and digital leaders in Thai businesses is expected to rise in the coming years as more than half of all businesses are gradually embracing digital transformation, according to a virtual business seminar held by the country’s largest mobile operator ...

KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA

$97-mln upgrade proposed for Mekong Delta highway linking to Cambodia

National Highway 62 running through Long An Province should be renovated to shorten the journey from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta and the Cambodian border. In its proposal sent to the Ministry of Transport on Thursday, Project Management Board 7, in charge of ...

Hoang Nam

'Untie knots' in Mekong Delta infrastructure growth: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh Saturday called on Mekong Delta officials to “untie knots’ in infrastructure development, stressing that this was key for the region to fulfill its full potential. He also said the region should give priority to developing port and aviation infrastructure. The PM was ...

Cuu Long

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