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Interview: Cambodian deputy PM lauds China's support for Cambodia's development, poverty reduction

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on Thursday spoke highly of China’s support for Cambodia’s socio-economic development and poverty reduction. In an interview on the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, Namhong said the relations between the two countries have rooted ...

Cambodia to remain among least developed countries, for now

Cambodia is not expected to graduate from its Least Developed Country status until after 2025, though it has made progress in furthering its development, a new report by a UN agency said. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development projected in its latest review ...

China funds poverty reduction in Laos

The Chinese government has agreed to provide grant funding of over 34 billion kip (over 33 million Yuan) to address poverty reduction in Laos, especially in outlying areas of the capital Vientiane and rural areas of Luang Prabang province. The grant is part of the Pilot ...

Reduction in underweight, stunted children falls short of targets

Reducing the numbers of underweight and stunted children has fallen short of the targets set, despite the efforts undertaken to pursue the targeted plan, a recent government report has showed. The number of underweight children less than five years of age has fallen to 25.5 ...

Carrying a stranger’s child through an uncertain time

Ly Raksmey left her home in the heart of the country’s rice bowl in January and headed to a hospital on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The 34-year-old stayed there several nights, in a facility that was better and cleaner than any hospital she had ...

Poverty reduction slows

Poverty reduction has slowed a little but the government will strive to reduce the number of poor families from 6.56 percent in 2016 down to 6.09 percent by 2017, the government has told the National Assembly. There are four main reasons for the slower rate ...

Irrigation systems ‘must be improved’

Experts have urged Thailand to develop its irrigation system to ensure food security for the world’s growing population and a precautionary cover against the impact of climate change. More than 1,200 policy-makers, academics, and NGOs from 45 countries gathered in Chiang Mai on November 6 for ...

Experts warn Mekong Delta agriculture, livelihoods face serious threats

Even though the latest El Niño wound down in Vietnam in September, it left in its wake diminished water supplies, risks to people’s health and food security, and a loss of livelihoods. The effects of the severe drought that the El Niño weather phenomenon—exacerbated by climate change—delivered ...

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