Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business recently published a briefing paper on biodiversity, human rights and business, advising stakeholders on how some types of investment can negatively affect biodiversity and hence affect human rights.
Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd is inking a US$1.5 billion deal for initial infrastructure for the controversial “New Yangon City” project across the Yangon River from Myanmar’s commercial capital.
Arbitration solution committees in Vientiane and the provinces together with the project developer have agreed on settlements with local people and 94 per cent of the land required for the railway has now been acquired.
The Global Green Growth Institute is looking for opportunities for the Cambodian government and investors that can be developed into profitable activities. Their approach is that greening offers economic opportunities.
An new art exhibition in Phnom Penh featuring works by Cambodian and foreign artists will raise questions about plastic use and recycling, through woodcarvings, illustrations and even a motorbike
A group of elders, frustrated with state response, protect forest from looting against backdrop of rising deforestation.
The Lao government’s top economic research agency has suggested that investment focus in areas that would make use of and maximize the benefits of the Laos-China railway.