JICA to commence studies for deep-sea port at Dawei SEZ

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)  will commence preliminary studies for the construction of a deep-sea port at Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) this year, officials of the Dawei SEZ Committee said. “JICA first proposed the study in December 2019 but the process was waylaid by ...

92nd joint patrol on Mekong River a big success

The 92nd Mekong River joint patrol by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand concluded on Saturday morning (April 25) as three Chinese law enforcement boats returned to Guanlei Port in the southwest Province of Yunnan. A total of 109 law enforcement officers from the four countries participated ...

Thailand reopens 4 ports at Mekong River to allow essential goods from China to reach country

Thailand has lifted its ban to close four ports at the Mekong River to allow essential goods to be shipped to and from China as Thailand is currently facing the COVID-19 outbreak. The four ports, including cargo terminals and border crossing, were closed since March 21 ...

Xinhua

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 ...

Chea Vannak

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 ...

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