It’s the Lao government’s policy is to transform the country into a transit transport service provider within the region through land links.
The Mekong River ecosystem has been devastated from rising water levels during the dry season, as upstream dams in China discharge water to facilitate navigation.
Hydroelectric dams in several countries on the mainstream of the Mekong River has seriously impacted people living along it, a forum heard last week.
NGOs along the Mekong are taking advantage of tougher environmental compliance to pressure Chinese companies.
Cambodian foreign minister seeks expanding the LMC model, “Onto larger sub-regional projects that can jointly form a LMC Economic Development Belt.”
China has set up 10-billion-yuan concessional loans, a 5-billion-U.S.-dollar special loan on production capacity cooperation and a 5-billion-U.S.-dollar preferential export buyers’ credits to support infrastructure
Japan is moving to bolster its footprint in the Mekong subregion by linking the Southeast Asian mainland into a broader Indo-Pacific Strategy allied with India, the United States and Australia.
Due to competing investment schemes, the distance from the main centers of Thailand’s economy, and an unclear political future, SEZ’s are unlikely to live up to expectations.
Clean agriculture, organic agriculture, and good agricultural practices to promote quality crop production for exports such as rice, vegetables, tea and coffee.
Fourteen dams have been built along the section of the Mekong River flowing through Yunnan since 1995, decimating habitats, several conservationists told Caixin.