Kingdom's economy to remain stable: ADB

Cambodia’s economy is expected to remain stable this year as uncertainty surrounding China’s economic slowdown appears to ease, and backed primarily by strong performance in garment and footwear manufacturing, as well as construction, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on 30 March. Keep reading ...

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   ...

Thais still motivated to travel

Thai sentiment for travel remains upbeat and many are willing to spend more on their trips despite the poor economic conditions and escalating concerns about deflation. Keep reading ...

Hor Pha Keo restoration nearing completion

Renovation of the Hor Pha Keo Museum is now about 80 percent complete, according to the Vice Mayor of Vientiane Mr Saythong Keoduangdy. Speaking at a press conference at the museum on 16 February, Mr Saythong said the first phase of the restoration was almost 100 ...

Hanoi plans measures to reduce traffic jams

Hanoi aims to reduce up to 10 traffic congestion hotspots and limit the duration of traffic jams to less than 30 minutes, People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said. Speaking at a conference on ensuring traffic order during the Lunar New Year Festival, Chung said traffic ...

New group aims to help cut Myanmar road deaths by half

Road deaths need to be cut by 2000 a year or they will exceed regional targets, a new traffic-safety NGO says. ASEAN has called on member countries to reduce road deaths by half over the next five years, and the Myanmar Organisation for Road Safety, which ...

Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam's migration dilemma

When Vu Thi Linh moved her family from their spacious rural home to a tiny rented room in Hanoi, she hoped her children would be able to get the education she never had.   The Linhs are among hundreds of thousands of people moving to Vietnam’s bulging ...

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 ...

Fewer Vietnam traffic accidents in 2015

Vietnam has seen a sharp decrease in the number and the severity of traffic accidents in recent years. Compared to 2011, the number of traffic accidents in 2015 has gone down by 51 per cent, the number of fatalities and injured down by 24 per ...

Phnom Penh congestion costing ‘$6 million a month’

Phnom Penh authorities on 27 October offered an economic argument for ministries, motorists and citizens to respect traffic laws, claiming that congestion-related costs in the capital were setting the country back about $6 million per month. Speaking at a national seminar, Effects of Traffic Congestion on Environment ...

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