The Lao government aspires to gain centrality in the Greater Mekong Subregion via new infrastructure; but at what price?
The four targeted zones are the Pakse-Japan SME SEZ, Savan Park, Saysettha Development Zone and the Vientiane Industrial and Trade Area (Vita Park).
Laos, Malaysia and Thailand have agreed to expand a trilateral power deal, under which Lao electricity will be sold to the Malaysians via the Thai grid.
Villagers in Kok Doung are among the 2.4 million people in Cambodia who have taken loans from microfinance companies. All told, the industry holds at least $8 billion in outstanding debt, the world’s highest average MFI loan.
This is the third year that the Wonders of the Mekong Project, in collaboration with the Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute, has collected endangered fish species such as Mekong giant catfish.
Farmers in the Mann oilfield area in Minbu Township, Magway Region staged a protest yesterday over alleged failures by the authorities in correctly offering compensation for land seized decades ago.
Giant retailers, plastic manufacturing titans, and department stores reached an agreement on Friday to stop handing out single-use plastic bags to customers starting early next year.
Saltwater intrusion caused largely by climate change is pushing indigenous farmers in the lower Ayeyarwady Delta to migrate to higher land and abandoned their professions.