Infrastructure

Myanmar Internet Shutdown Chokes News Flow, Raises Citizens Fears

Myanmar’s embattled citizens struggled with a drastic cut-off of internet and wireless data services Friday following a military junta order aimed at staunching the flow of videos and photos of atrocities to a global audience, activists and web users said. The Ministry of Transport and Communications ...

RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by Khin Maung Nyane, Ye Kaung Myint Maung and Kyaw Min Htun. Written in English by Paul Eckert.

Thailand taps groundwater as it enters hottest season

Facing severe drought as it enters its hottest season, Thailand has launched groundwater extraction operations in its most arid regions to tap sources deep beneath the soil, as it looks at ways to harness future supplies. The groundwater department has sent geologists and more than 80 ...

REUTERS

Vietnam to boost transport infrastructure on Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is working with the Ministry of Transport to improve the local transport infrastructure and thus trade flows, the Cần Thơ branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said. The Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận Expressway, for example, is expected to ...

Hanoi aims to be among the top 5 Vietnamese cities in digital transformation

The Hanoi Department of Information and Communication recently drafted and submitted the city’s digital transformation programme for 2025. The programme was submitted to the municipal people’s committee. It aims to both develop a digital government, economy, society, and support digital technology businesses that can compete at an international ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Inter-Mekong Delta route renovation to complete in April

Work to upgrade a route through four Mekong Delta provinces is expected to be completed in April to ease the traffic burden on National Highway 1A. The project to upgrade the Quan Lo-Phung Hiep highway that stretches 103 kilometers (64 miles) across Hau Giang, Soc Trang, ...

Anh Tuan

Tech companies put Vietnam on global map

Vietnam has been witnessing robust digital transformation in areas where local tech companies like Viettel, FPT, and the Be Group, to name just a few, have secured a strong foothold in the domestic market. The National Forum on Developing Vietnam’s Technology Companies was held in Hanoi last ...

VNA

Decree on Internet Controls in Cambodia Threat to Freedom of Expression: Journalists

A decree establishing a national internet gateway that can control and monitor online activity in Cambodia is likely to seriously restrict freedom of expression in the country, journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an order to launch a National Internet Gateway—similar to ...

RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

HCM City's major environment and sanitation project face slow progress

A project to improve the environment and sanitation in HCM City’s District 2 worth more than VNĐ11.13 trillion (US$495 million) is lagging well behind schedule, requiring authorities’ interventions to speed up. In March 2015, the State Bank of Việt Nam and the World Bank signed agreements for ...

VNS

UN warns Myanmar military, as internet restored after blackout

The United Nations has warned the Myanmar military of “severe consequences” if it responds harshly to the protests that have taken place across the country following the February 1 coup, as a second internet blackout was lifted early on Tuesday. “Ms Schraner Burgener has reinforced that ...

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Laos Planned Railways: Opening a National Rail Network in 2021

At present, Laos doesn’t have any railways. However, that is about to change in 2021. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Laos counterpart  Saleumxay Kommasith last week in a virtual meeting to discuss progress on the China-Laos Economic Corridor. Both Governments have occasions ...

Chris Devonshire-Ellis

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