The agreement to establish the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) is part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Cambodia’s Hun Sen highly encouraged these countries to form the Association of the Rice Exporting Countries (AREC).
In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
Myanmar’s first coal power plant is allegedly discarding hazardous waste into the Tigyit stream, which is connected to sources of drinking water.
Decision-making to shift away from budgetary consideration to a framework where the priority is for projects which are truly needed by the population.
The fourth Industrial Revolution offers integration opportunities given the rising role of soft and digital connectivity within economies.
The Mekong River Committee plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along the river. NGOs plan to boycott the event.
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defenses.
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said China supports bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Community-based tourism is starting to become popular and the Mekong River plays an important role, but dam building could prove harmful to the sector.