The provision of the law is seen as an effort to end the chronic problem in which many state departments have previously carried out various state development projects without approval from the parliament and the government.
Although 70pc of Myanmar’s population relies on income from agriculture, the government is planning to spend just 4pc of the budget on the sector in 2018-19.
The company has already begun work on a wind farm in Ninh Thuan province in South Vietnam – one of the largest in the region – and has its sights set on creating a similar farm in Cambodia
With a total ODA and preferential loans worth US$240 million, the project aims to improve access to infrastructure in priority city areas and improve urban planning in participating cities.
Japan has one more disadvantage in dealing with Mekong River countries: None of them are strong democracies and their governments instinctively lean toward Beijing on questions of governance and human rights.
He runs a school where children pay for their education in recycled waste materials
A complex and fast-changing world and a stronger US dollar on the back of interest rate rises could make for a rough or productive ride for business, investors and the economy.
A surge in Chinese investment and in the numbers of migrant workers in Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville has left local beaches polluted and Cambodian residents struggling to meet higher prices as the cost of living rises, Cambodian sources say.