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Guangdong to support Myanmar in infrastructure, productivity

Guangdong province will cooperate with Myanmar to support the development of four sectors under the Belt and Road Initiative, Mr. Ouyang Weimin, Deputy State Administrator from Guangdong province government in China, said at the China-Myanmar Trade and Investment Forum held in Yangon on March 12. Guangdong ...

Japan vows quality infrastructure in Mekong region in push for Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday (Oct 9) pledged to promote quality infrastructure projects in five South-east Asian nations along the Mekong River, while their leaders said they supported Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIPS). “The Mekong region is a corridor that connects ...

Infrastructure: Japan and China fight over 'the soul' of Asia

When the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, visited Beijing in October 2016, shook hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and announced the “separation” of his country from the United States, it felt like a pivotal moment.  []The Philippines, like other states such as Cambodia ...

US to support infrastructure investment in SEA

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a federal development finance institution in the US, is looking to support American infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia to enhance the region’s connectivity. Keep reading ...

Transport infrastructure in Mekong Delta needs urgent attention

The opening of the Cao Lanh Bridge in the southern province of Dong Thap last week to link two banks of Tien River has signaled a promising development for the Mekong Delta. Yet, on the same route, the halt in the construction of Vam Cong ...

Eyeing Mekong dams, China lavishes cash on ally Cambodia

Beijing has pledged billions of dollars to build new infrastructure in Cambodia, officials said Thursday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ended a two-day charm offensive currying favor for its mega-dams across the Mekong.Keep reading ...

Japan Times Reporter

Asia’s infrastructure boom is coming to the cities most threatened by climate change

As a region, Asia pours an estimated $881 billion each year into infrastructure. Some recent notable works include the roughly 6,000-kilometer (3,700-mile) four-lane highway that connects New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, which was completed in 2012; and the approved plan for a metro through ...

Asia's smallest economies are among its fastest growing

Asia’s smallest economies are growing faster than giants like China, according to the World Bank. Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar will post the most rapid expansions in Asia after India from 2017 to 2019, sustaining growth rates of close to 7 percent, according to forecasts released this week. ...

Việt Nam, Laos news agencies agree on stronger coordination

Leaders of the Vietnam News Agency and the Laos News Agency have agreed to improve the quality of their news exchange, aiming to more vigorously communicate the two nations’ special bond, especially as the two countries celebrate the 55th anniversary of their relations in 2017. ...

Vietnam urges Laos to move forward with road link

No soil has been turned since the survey and design of the Nasone road upgrade, which would link Luang Prabang province to the Vietnam border at Dien Bien province, after a study into the project ended two years ago. Vietnam’s Minister of Transport, Mr Truong ...

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