The projects totaling US$9.43 billion are mainly in building infrastructure for transport connection, industrial parks and residential areas; along with in other areas like agriculture, industry, river protection and waste treatment.
Borikhamxay province in central Laos will serve as another key trade hub and land bridge once construction of the 5th Lao-Thai friendship bridge is completed and it becomes operational in coming years.
The Cambodian government has denied this connection, but emerging science provides compelling links between the two issues.
59 out of 63 provinces and localities of Vietnam have so far been infected with the disease. The country has culled at least 2.45 million pigs since the disease was first discovered in the northern region in early February.
Mining at the Hpakant and Lonekhin gems fields must shut down between July 1 to September 30 as waste pit collapses, landslides, human deaths and property and machinery damage usually occur in the rainy season.
ASEAN unveiled a list of 19 projects in the Initial Rolling Priority Pipeline of Potential ASEAN Infrastructure Projects: 5 for Myanmar, 4 for Laos, 3 in Thailand, 2 in Vietnam and 1 in Cambodia.
The greatest growth came from countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, spreading the renewable sector beyond the primary markets in China, Brazil, the U.S., India and the EU.
Families of the 22 prisoners began sending appeals to the international community in December last year because authorities have failed to respond to their applications for medical parole.