Science and technology

Mekong region gets satellite-data boost

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, USAID and a range of participating organizations have launched a five-year initiative they hope will transform the way in which the government, organizations, universities and citizens use data for research and decision-making. Called Servir-Mekong, the project will focus on Myanmar, Laos, ...

Vietnam to turn SEA's longest lava cave system into geopark next year

Southeast Asia’s longest lava cave system of in Vietnam’s Central Highlands will open to tourists next year in form of a geological park, local authorities said. Keep reading ...

Thailand bids to lure global giants

The Telecommunications Association of Thailand is to submit proposals by 31 August on the strategies and goals the government needs to transform Thailand into a digital hub in ASEAN. Keep reading ...

Lao researchers seeking to introduce faster growing rice varieties

The Naphok Agricultural Research Centre is seeking to produce early maturing varieties of rice seed for Lao farmers to plant in the coming years, as part of efforts to reduce the disaster related impacts of climate change. Researchers at the centre are currently conducting ongoing research into ...

Vietnam's mobile game market tops SE Asia, poised to grow

With its revenues estimated at US$83 million last year, Vietnam’s mobile game market is leading Southeast Asia and is likely to grow further, news website VnEconomy has reported.   The market accounts for 37 percent of total mobile game revenues in the whole region, according to the ...

Lack of rain gauges putting weathermen at disadvantage

While some areas of Cambodia are undoubtedly suffering from an extended dry season, a lack of rain gauges means that comprehensive data is hard to find. Oum Ryna, director of the Department of Meteorology at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, told Post Weekend that the ...

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