Some conservationists, however, have now come to see tourism – and diving in particular – as the solution to the global coral-reef decline.
With poll countdowns starting, the government has vowed to rev up planned infrastructure projects worth 300-400 billion baht within four months.
Over the past two years, Chinese investors appear to have invaded provinces in the North, such as Chiang Rai and Phayao, to grow Cavendish bananas after the practice was banned in Laos.
Kampot is one of Cambodia’s cultural jewels, but as George Styllis writes, a flood of Chinese gambling money is making residents of this small sleepy town nervous.
he trans-Vietnam high-speed rail is back on the agenda, with officials saying it can compete with aeroplanes for business.
The three leaders will seek a budget package to develop the Triangle Area, mainly to improve the living standard of people in that area.
With aim to ensure urban development and developing infrastructures in Mawlamyine in Mon State and Hpa-an and Myawady in Kayin State.
More than 400 villagers from 13 communities from southwestern Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province staged a protest on Friday, demanding that a local court drop charges against four locals detained by authorities for “violently occupying” disputed property.
Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week.