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The cost of the coronavirus to Myanmar’s economy

THE IMPACT on Myanmar of the coronavirus outbreak that began in neighbouring China late last year has hit border trade and tourism hard, and there were reports last week that the garment sector was also being affected by supply-chain disruptions. As of February 17, Myanmar was monitoring ...

Ye Mon

Big meth seizure on Mekong bank

Rangers made a large seizure of methamphetamine pills and arrested three men in Tha Uthen district of this northeastern border province on Sunday night. The drugs were found by a unit from the 21st Ranger Task Force patrolling the Mekong river bank in Tha Uthen district, ...

PATTANAPONG SRIPIACHAI

Deeper look into ecological costs of coal-fired power in Mekong Delta needed: expert

Ecological expert Nguyễn Hữu Thiện speaks to Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Agriculture) newspaper on the need for clearer environmental regulations for thermopower plants in the Mekong Delta to reduce risks to the region’s aquatic resources What are the notable characteristics of the Mekong Delta’s fish resources? The ...

Hmong leaders say Trump deportation plan endangers refugees

Members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community are speaking out after reports that the Trump administration is seeking authority to deport thousands of Hmong residents to Laos. A State Department spokesperson on Monday confirmed to Wisconsin Public Radio that the administration is calling on Laos to accept deported ...

ROB MENTZER

Cambodia, China closer to FTA signing deal

Cambodia and China say they are now planning to sign a free-trade deal some time later this year. The move came after the duo wrapped up their first-round negotiations, which were held last month in Beijing, China. The Ministry of Economy and Finance late last week ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

Farmers in Mekong Delta province switch to more lucrative Thái jackfruit

Famers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp have switched to growing Thái (Thai) jackfruit on around 1,000ha from other fruits and low-yield rice since it fetches a higher income. It includes 200ha in Châu Thành District and 100ha in Tháp Mười District. Nguyễn ...

Myanmar approves 12 local and foreign investment enterprises

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently approved 12 investment enterprises from home and abroad, said a release from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Saturday (Feb 15). The enterprises, which will create over 6,600 job opportunities for Myanmar citizens, were permitted at the commission’s ...

Cambodia does the right thing for humanitarian needs, Murphy says

US Ambassador to Cambodia, Patrick Murphy said the Cambodian government did the right thing for  humanitarian needs by allowing MS Westerdam to be anchored in Sihanoukville and passengers to disembark. Mr Murphy today visited MS Westerdam which is docked in Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Preah Sihanouk ...

Khuon Narim

Vietnam Turns to Private Companies for Public Services Needs

Last year companies like Coca Cola and Tetra Pak, an international food packaging and processing company, collaborated with Vietnam’s biggest city to lower garbage levels. Their work included putting recycling bins around Ho Chi Minh City and investing in the waste management system. Garbage collection is ...

VOA news

100s of Children in Cambodia Work in Brick Factories, Report Finds

Hundreds of children work in Cambodian brick factories, according to a survey by labor groups. A government spokesman denied the report’s findings. The Labor Ministry last year launched a campaign to end child labor in brick kilns and announced it would crack down on brick kiln ...

Leonie Kijewski

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