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Ministry seeks ideas on Mekong Delta master plan

The Ministry of Planning and Investment, in coordination with the World Bank, held a conference on November 26 to seek ideas and consultations from leaders of Mekong Delta localities, experts and scientists for the delta’s Integrated Regional Master Plan in 2021-2030 with a vision to 2050. The draft master plan ...

VNA

Overwhelming majority approves Myanmar anti-corruption efforts

An overwhelming majority of the Myanmar people approved of the government’s efforts to stamp down corruption, the international anti-corruption watch group Transparency International said in a report released on November 24. The report said Myanmar has the highest percentage of citizens among the 17 Asia Pacific ...

John Grafilo

31 kg Cambodia drug haul captured in Mekong Delta

Over 31 kg of ketamine, cocaine and morphine were seized in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province on Thursday, with one man arrested. Tran Van Uol, 60, at noon Thursday was arrested by border guards while transporting a box containing 10.9 kg of ketamine from Cambodia ...

Cuu Long, An Phu

Cooperation among media seen as vital for neighbors in pandemic

Cooperation among media in countries along the Lancang-Mekong River is essential in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as inaccurate information can undermine public confidence and distort the achievements made so far, officials and experts said. Facing a widely spreading virus, media organizations should have the ...

LIU XUAN

Kingdom on course to end AIDS spread early

To combat and contain the spread of AIDS, WORLD AIDS Day which falls on December 1 will be marked with the theme Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility. Prime Minister Hun Sen noted that Cambodia’s achievements are showing positive, effective and qualitative signs to reach the goals of ...

Mom Kunthear

Laos eyes more sales of electricity to Cambodia

Laos may sell more electricity to Cambodia in order to power development needs in the border area. An official at the Hat substation in Khong district, Mr Bounleud Keophasouk, told reporters on Tuesday when Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Sinava Souphanouvong visited the station ...

Khonesavanh Latsaphao

Collapsed dam rebuilt 2 years after catastrophic flood

Attapeu province: The Xe-PianXe-Namnoy hydropower project in Attapeu province has rebuilt a saddle dam at the reservoir after the previous one collapsed two years ago, causing a devastating flood. Project officials told visiting reporters on Wednesday that a new dam had been built not far from ...

Deforestation and greater risk of flooding set off environmental alarms in Vietnam

The recent, devastating floods highlight the fragility of the country’s natural environment. Deforestation, expanded farming, timber harvesting, and hydroelectric dams are the main culprits. In four years, 7,300 hectares of forest have been lost. So far, about 800 large, medium and small plants have been ...

Nguyn Hung

Japan donates $3 million to fight marine plastic waste

The Japanese government will provide a $3 million grant to help Cambodia fight marine plastic pollution and promote a responsible cycle of using, reusing and recycling all forms of plastic waste. The grant will fund an anti-waste project to be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, ...

Nov Sivutha

Myanmar must listen to those protesting internet shutdowns, not persecute them

Access Now, Article 19, Fortify Rights, and seven others are calling on authorities in Myanmar to immediately end criminal proceedings against, and release from detention, all those charged in relation to recent protests shining a spotlight on human rights violations and internet shutdowns in Rakhine and Chin ...

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