Pakxe looks forward to new park with embankment construction set to start

Provision of compensation for people affected by the Mekong River Integrated Management Project in central Pakxe, Champassak province, is complete, paving the way for construction to begin this month. ​A project to extend the riverbank and create a green and relaxing public space similar to ...

Capital still struggling with waste

Phnom Penh deputy governor Ieng Aunny on March 28 acknowledged that the capital continues to struggle with waste management despite recent decentralisation measures, laying the blame with districts’ and communes’ lack of awareness of their new responsibilities, as well as what he characterised as contractor ...

Vendors, beggars banned from pedestrian-only zone

Vendors and beggars will not be allowed on 26th Street to the south of the Mandalay palace moat during the Thingyan festival next month and will face action if they are caught, warned Police Major U Nyein Chan Aung from Mandalay City Development Committee Police ...

Withdraw illegal NRCs issued: Rakhine Hluttaw

National Registration Cards issued to non-Myanmar nationals since August 2016 should be declared invalid and withdrawn, Rakhine Hluttaw Original Rights of Citizens and Special Cases Investigation Committee said. This was among six suggestions made by the committee in its report submitted to the state Hluttaw ...

Asia dominates rankings of most expensive cities

Asian cities such as Singapore and Tokyo were the most expensive worldwide for residents in 2016, as currency appreciation drove an increase in the general cost of living. The Worldwide Cost of Living research, conducted semiannually by The Economist Intelligence Unit, found that half of ...

Still no warnings on some tobacco packs

Some tobacco producers who sell their products on the local market still refuse to place graphic images and health warnings on cigarette packaging despite a government decree on the matter coming into force several months ago. Mom Kong, the executive director of the Cambodia Movement ...

Study examines road safety

About 60 high school and university students experimented with an interactive tool for learning about road safety at Phnom Penh’s Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center on March 18, as part of an ongoing study by the Honda Foundation’s International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences. The study, ...

Lao Front adopts new administrative structure

The Lao Front for National Construction has adopted a new structure, which includes a ceremonial committee vice president, an inspection committee, and four advisory committees. The new structure was approved at the second plenary meeting of the Front Committee held in Vientiane last week. The ...

Central city suspends illegal construction projects

The central city of Da Nang has suspended illegal construction of a coastal eco-tourism project in the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve, the city’s construction department said in a statement on March 19. ​The Biển Tiên Sa Joint-Stock company project has completed construction of 40 foundations ...

Sleepless in HCM City: a tourism initiative

New York, famously known as the “city that never sleeps,” will soon be joined by HCM City, which is aspiring to that status in an effort to step up its tourism game. The city, formerly known as Sài Gòn and the “Pearl of the Orient” ...

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