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Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI ...

Laos working with neighbours to increase rail freight transport: official

Lao authorities are working with their counterparts in several neighbouring countries to finalise logistical procedures for increased railway freight transport, a senior government official has said. Deputy Director General of the Railway Department, Mr Sengthavisay Malivanh, told news editors from 24 media publications of 20 ...

Groundwater Resources Dept and National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Dept to study groundwater resources for ecosystem and wildlife conservation

The Department of Groundwater Resources and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has conduct a study on the development of groundwater resources for the conservation of ecosystem and wildlife. The study project is being piloted at four national parks with 20 ponds ...

Government opens centres to register Lao workers in Thailand

The government has opened assistance centres in Thailand to help Lao workers there who currently hold purple cards (work permits), to ensure they are fully legal and are registered with the authorities. The centres are operating from August 28 until the end of February 2018. ...

VN exporters urged to follow rules

Việt Nam should strictly follow and continuously update its policies and regulations when exporting products to the US, which is considered a difficult market with rigorous requirements.Keep reading ...

State Counsellor stresses Belt and Road needs to align national priorities

At the BRI summit in May, the State Counsellor stressed that BRI-led projects should complement national priorities and take into account the welfare of local communities, and highlighted the need to ensure responsible business practice. Local analysts and commentators in Myanmar have spelt out some ...

Re-peeling the effects of degradation: low-tech application of orange crop waste shows potential to restore tropical forests

Researchers have come upon a new low-tech tropical forest restoration strategy, beginning with agricultural waste. They studied the effects on soil and forest health of the purposeful deposition of tons of processed orange peels and pulp on centuries-old rangeland remaining inside Guanacaste National Park in ...

Laos striving to graduate from LDC status, Asian editors told

The government is pursuing its mission to remove Laos from Least Developed Country (LDC) status by 2020 and become an upper middle income country by 2030, a senior government official told Asia News Network (ANN) editors last week.Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr ...

Việt Nam, Australia sign MOU to combat illegal fishing

On the sidelines of the APEC Food Security Week in Cần Thơ, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn held a bilateral meeting with Australian Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston to discuss co-operation in agro-business and fishing.Keep reading ...

Banana exports drop after govt tightens regulations on growers

The export value of bananas in the first six months (Q1 and Q2) of this year decreased compared to the same period last year and is expected to decline further. The drop in exports comes after the government called a halt to the establishment of ...

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