More ports along Mekong river planned

The construction of more ports along the Mekong River has been planned with an aim to improve the transport of agricultural products along the river. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport, said that two more ports would be constructed – one ...

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Cambodia, Thailand discuss linking ports

Thailand has proposed connecting one of its ports to Sihanoukville’s deep-water port in a bid to boost trade between the countries. A delegation from Thailand’s eastern economic corridor met with Cambodian authorities on Tuesday to discuss linking the infrastructures of the Laem Chabang port in Chonburi ...

Kampot seaport to become ‘main gateway’ to region

With a quarter of construction work already completed, the new port in Kampot province will become the country’s main gateway to tourism destinations in the region, the minister of tourism said. [] The project is supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is part of the ...

Myanmar agrees smaller deal for China-backed port after 'debt-trap' concern

Myanmar on Thursday signed an agreement with China’s state-run CITIC Group to begin work on a deep-sea port in the west of the country, after negotiations that saw the initial phase of the project scaled back over fears of a “debt trap”. Myanmar Deputy Minister of ...

Mekong Delta ports need better linkages to increase efficiency

River and seaports in the Mekong Delta system of Group 6 ports handle a huge volume of goods, but 70 per cent amount of goods in the region are still carried by road to HCM City. Keep reading ...

The role of Asean’s ports in China’s Belt and Road

China’s investments in deep-sea ports in Myanmar and Cambodia will provide critical links in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but there are also concerns that they could give China undue economic leverage in the region. Keep reading ...

China, the Mekong River and Thailand’s Regional Infrastructure Fund

The headwaters of the Mekong River are located on the Tibetan plateau in China. The 4,350 kilometre-long river flows through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Thailand is seeking to establish a regional fund with its riparian neighbours. The fund is intended to provide capital ...

Mekong sluice project is not necessary, experts say

Many experts and scientists on Monday continued to express concern about the Cái Lớn-Cái Bé dual sluice project in Kiên Giang Province and its possible impact on the region. The project is expected to control saline intrusion and adapt to climate change. []Đặng Kiều Nhân, representative of ...

Three waterway projects mooted in Mekong Delta

The Vietnam Inland Waterway Administration has called on the Ministry of Transport to assess and invest in three waterway transport projects in the Mekong Delta under public-private-partnership mode. The first is an upgrade of an 86km stretch of the Hàm Luông River to allow passage ...

China pours $1.7m into development for Mekong countries

China is offering $1.7 million to a six-country group along the Mekong River to boost regional trade and ease concerns about Beijing’s massive hydroelectric dam projects along the waterway. Keep reading ...

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