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New lung of Bangkok expected to fully ready in Feb 2022

The first phase of redeveloping the Benjakitti Park will be completed by June 2021 to be open for Mother’s Day, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said. The overall construction plan is expected to be completed by February 2022. The first eight months in phase one are focused ...

Laos-Cambodia border closed over tensions

In the latest flare up in tensions between the two countries, Lao authorities temporarily shut a border crossing with Cambodia and dispatched more troops to an un-demarcated area on the northern border after Cambodian authorities began renovating an old French border outpost. According to local ...

KOICA completes digital maps of Vientiane

A joint cooperation project between Laos and the Republic of Korea on the digital mapping of Vientiane, covering 4,600 hectares on a scale of 1 to 2,000 was completed recently, with a handover ceremony held in Vientiane on February 28. During the ceremony, the Korea International ...

Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century. Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can reveal, in ...

Ho Chi Minh City may spend $62 million on mobile pumps to fight flooding

In its latest effort to fight worsening flooding, Ho Chi Minh City has come up with a plan to invest VND 1.4-trillion (US$61.9 million) in a response team with mobile pumps. Keep reading   ...

Landslide risk survey seals fate of Chin capital

A Team of German geologists have confirmed that Hakha, the capital of Chin State, is too dangerous to live in. The team has deemed most of the city at very high risk of landslides, which are often caused by heavy rain. The survey is the first ...

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