Infrastructure

Japan set to construct $27M treatment plant

The construction of a $27 million Japanese government-funded wastewater treatment plant in Phnom Penh to improve water quality and protect the environment will begin late next year, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) announced on Friday. Jica said the Japanese government had granted 2,777 million yen ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Vietnam government to mobilize efforts for mega transportation projects in 2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the government would mobilize all efforts for the implementation of major transport projects in 2020. These include the Eastern North-South expressway, Long Thanh International Airport, expansion of Tan Son Nhat International Airport, and feasibility study of North-South express railway project, ...

Hai Yen

Mekong water level in Nakhon Phanom drops amid drought fears

The level of water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is dropping rapidly, exhibiting the most unnatural phenomenon in 50 years, according to local media reports. The reports said water in the Mekong river is dropping by 10-20 centimetres per day. The water ...

Lao gov’t gives green light to PetroTrade for Laos-Vietnam railway development

The Lao government has entrusted and given the right to the Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) to conduct a feasibility study on the Laos-Vietnam Railway Project, from Thakhaek district in Khammuan province, Laos, to the Vietnamese border. The Ministry of Planning and Investment, on behalf ...

Cybersecurity Emergency Response Center established

The Ministry of Information and Communications has decided to establish the Viet Nam Cybersecurity Emergency Response Teams/Coordination Center (VNCERT/CC). The center is located in the capital city of Ha Noi and has two branches in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City. The establishment of the ...

Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to open Oct 30

The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge across the Moei River in Tak’s Mae Sot district will be officially opened on Oct 30, according to a press release from the Highways Department. The opening ceremony will be co-chaired by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and Myanmar’s Minister of Construction ...

Assawin Pinitwong

New bridge boosts Thai-Myanmar ties

Bilateral border trade between Thailand and Myanmar is expected to flourish after the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge becomes fully operational, starting from Oct 30. Niyom Wairatpanich, vice-chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said the bridge is vital to boost border trade between the two countries, ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Spread of fake news not just a threat to media, but hurts society and business too: Media leaders

The rise of fake news is an existential moment for journalism, and there needs to be a combined global effort to combat it. Such a move is crucial, especially with the rise of tech platforms which have accelerated the spread of falsehoods online, media leaders said ...

Japanese firm replaces Chinese as financial partner in railway project

Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation will act as financial partner for the Yangon Central Railway Station Development Project, replacing China’s Sino Great Wall as part of a consortium selected to implement the project, according to U Ba Myint, Managing Director of Myanma Railways. “Sumitomo approached us as a ...

Thina Ko Ko

Myanmar to use US$1 billion loan for infrastructure projects

Economic development, agriculture, electricity, and infrastructure projects will be the focus of a framework for loans between South Korea and Myanmar. On September 3, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun and South Korea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Kang Kyung-wha signed ...

Thiha Ko Ko

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