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China to aid Mekong's development

China has pledged to work closely with Thailand under the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) framework to help promote the development of the Mekong Basin region. The pledge was conveyed by China’s Ambassador to Thailand, Lyu Jian, in a statement released on Sunday to mark the start of the ...

Việt Nam to build plan for trade promotion in development triangle area

Representatives of Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam have agreed to assign Việt Nam to devise an action plan for effectively implementing the Agreement on Trade Promotion and Facilitation in the CLV Development Triangle Area, signed in 2016 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is one of the important ...

Forum to talk climate-resilient development in Mekong Delta

The Prime Minister has agreed in principle the organisation of the forum on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the Mekong Delta in October 2019. The leader has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate with the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Planning ...

The Promise and Pitfalls of Hydropower Development Along the Mekong River

The collapse of a dam this summer in southeastern Laos, which triggered massive flooding that killed dozens and displaced thousands of people, has brought a renewed focus on hydroelectric dams in mainland Southeast Asia. Proponents of hydroelectric dams argue they will bring benefits in the ...

Promoting Mekong-Japan cooperation for prosperity and development

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation will pay a visit to Japan and attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit held in Tokyo from August 8-10. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit aims to show that Vietnam attaches importance to the Mekong-Japan cooperation mechanism, ...

Thailand promotes skills development in Mekong region

The Thai Ministry of Labour is promoting skills development among workers in the Mekong region in preparation for ASEAN’s free labour movement. Thai Labour Minister Adul Saengsingkaew presided over the certificate granting ceremony for some 70 workers who have completed skill development courses at the International ...

European countries implement climate change projects in Mekong Delta

The European Union (EU) and European countries have been carrying out a number of climate change adaptation and sustainable development projects in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The biggest partners and donors are the EU, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Romania, according to the ...

Development funding gets the backing of leaders

Leaders of five Southeast Asian nations yesterday collectively pushed forward the setting up of sub-regional development funds in the hope they would increase self-sufficiency by driving construction of “missing-link” projects. The new co-managed funds were proposed at the summit of the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy ...

Vietnam helps promote sustainable development in Mekong Sub-region

Contributions Vietnam made to the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS 8) and 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit (CLMV 9) once again affirm its sense of responsibility for and activeness in joining regional cooperation frameworks, thus helping promote comprehensive and sustainable development in the Mekong ...

Mekong Delta needs new vision of tourism development: BCG

Representatives of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have suggested Mekong Delta localities set forth a new vision and solutions for tourism development.  Keep reading ...

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