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Cambodian fisherman accidentally hooks giant freshwater ray in Mekong

A 180kg female giant freshwater stingray was accidentally caught by Mekong River fishermen in Koh Preah community in Koh Preah village and commune of Stung Treng province’s Siem Bok district. Sin Piseth, a river guard based in Koh Preah village, told The Post on May 9 ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya/The Phnom Penh Post

Mekong Delta province plans comprehensive steps to develop rice brand

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of An Giang plans to take comprehensive steps including research, evaluation and application of advanced technologies to develop its own rice brand. It targets that branded produce makes up 10 per cent of its rice exports by 2030. In terms of ...

Viet Nam News

Agriculture development in Mekong Delta must adapt to climate change: Vietnam PM

Agricultural development in the Mekong Delta region must adapt to climate change and be in close connection with the growth of industry and services, said Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính. He made the statement while chairing a meeting jointly held in the Mekong Delta’s Kiên Giang ...

Viet Nam News

India vows close cooperation with Cambodia as ASEAN chair

India has pledged to work closely with Cambodia, the 2022 chair of ASEAN, in addressing issues of common concerns including the Myanmar crisis. The pledge was made during a telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam ...

Ry Sochan / Phnom Penh Post

Xayaboury set to become new transit hub

Xayaboury province is becoming a major transit hub for international tourists after the government upgraded a border crossing with Thailand to inter-national level, according to a senior provincial official.  “We are becoming a new transit hub for international tourists coming to Laos,” the province’s Deputy Governor, ...

Vientiane Times

Laos to export 20,000 MW of electricity by 2030

Laos’ electricity exports to neighbouring countries and Asean states are expected to increase to about 20,000 MW between 2020 and 2030. Electricity is considered a huge revenue earner for Laos, especially through exports to neighbouring countries and Asean states such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar ...

Vientiane Times

UNDP launches inequalities analysis in Laos

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Laos has launched an inequalities analysis in three steps of ‘beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today,’ proposing a battery of policy options to tackle it. The 2019 edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) on “Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, ...

Vientiane Times

Laos-Vietnam promote tourism cooperation to strengthen bilateral ties

Laos and Vietnam have discussed plans on tourism cooperation, aiming to attract more visitors and strengthen ties between the two countries. Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune welcomed Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Thien in Vientiane on ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

Fair boosts market opportunities for Vientiane farmers, producers

Farmers and producers in Vientiane hope to expand their markets after the government arranged a fair to promote their products and boost sales. The Lao Agricultural and Domestic Products Fair took place last weekend in the Lao-ITECC parking lot. The fair was organised by the Vientiane Administration ...

Vientiane Times

Lao National Assembly endorses report on land concessions

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the results of a report on inspections into land rental and concessions granted to developers. After hearing the report, Assembly members exchanged views on the subject with some saying there must be clearly-defined measures to penalise contract violators in line ...

Vientiane Times

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