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Myanmar seeks Russian assistance in push for nuclear energy

Myanmar is pursuing greater economic cooperation with Russia including on nuclear energy, as U.S. and European sanctions increasingly isolate them from the rest of the world. Myanmar leader Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing on July 11 met with Alexey Likhachev, director general of Russian state energy ...

Nikkei staff writers

Thailand’s rich freshwater biodiversity under threat

The Thai government has taken efforts to tackle climate change by building a large number of water retention projects. But they could threaten the country’s freshwater biodiversity unless new sustainable solutions are taken into consideration. In a remote forest in Thailand’s western Ratchaburi province, a team ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Laos dam leaks normal, says Thai partner

Reported leaks at the sides of the Nam Theun 1 Hydropower dam under construction in Laos were not a cause for concern and were normal when a dam began storing water, Electricity Generating Plc president Thepparat Theppitak said on Monday. EGCO, a subsidiry of the Electricity ...

YUTHANA PRAIWAN

Social media's role in tackling crime

Social media can play a role in stopping crime, but it can also contribute to the exploitation of children and youths, according to police. Last Monday, a woman suspected of offering her daughter to clients for sex on the internet was arrested following the help of ...

Civil registration process undergoes e-system testing

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) project plans to test the integration of the eCRVS system and the payment of services through the bank. The aim of the project is to improve the registration of vital events, particularly births and deaths, through the establishment of ...

Times Reporters

Laos ordnance disposal money may shrink

The official end of a conflict leaves a country with obvious physical scars, from devastating death tolls to levelled landscapes. But a war’s effect on a country evolves. In Indochina, casualties continue because of unexploded remnants of war. Efforts to remove these weapons have gone on ...

ANTON L. DELGADO

Việt Nam, Laos to promote further bilateral cooperation

The meeting of Vietnamese National Assembly’s Economic Committee and Lao National Assembly’s Economic, Technology and Environment Committee in Hà Nội on Wednesday. Photo daibieunhandan.vn HÀ NỘI – The achievements of Việt Nam’s legislative work and macroeconomic management can be applied to the socio-economic development of Laos, ...

Vietnam Politics & Laws

Thunderstorms damage over 800 houses in Mekong Delta

Thunderstorms, strong winds and high tides damaged over 800 houses in Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Bac Lieu provinces in the Mekong Delta in the past three days. The Committee for Disaster Prevention of Ca Mau Province said Tuesday that 752 houses and more than 340 ...

An Minh, Nguyen Phuong

Cambodia, Laos agree to resolve border demarcation quickly

With 86% of the Cambodia-Laos border demarcated, the two governments agreed that a decision on the final 14% needs to be made quickly as the demarcation negotiations have stalled. The commitment was made during the 14th Meeting of the Cambodia-Laos Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) ...

Ben Sokhean

Kingdom to gain from production of hemp

The government is aiming to make Thailand a regional manufacturing centre for hemp products in the next five years to generate at least 25 billion baht in income, said Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit on Sunday. The plan is projected to add more value to hemp grown ...

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