Vietnam prepares to be 4th country to ratify the CPTPP – two more countries to go before implementation of the trade agreement can begin.
While China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been in the news for a while, Japan is slowly funding the building of supplementary trade corridors in the Mekong region.
But what Mekong countries want seems to be cooperation, not confrontation or competition, between Tokyo and Beijing.
Experts and local officials warn that an increase in deforestation and environmental pollution due to a boom in industrial zones along the rivers are hindering the appeal.
Nationally, HIV prevalence among men and women is 78% and 22% respectively. Sexually transmitted infections make up approximately 65.4%, mostly concentrated in the aged groups from 15-49 years.
The search can resume if there is evidence indicating that there could be missing persons somewhere.
“If the new agreement is made, the loan to implement the project will be included through the private sector. It cannot be tracked back to Myanmar government. At present, I am concentrating on Myanmar government to lessen its debt load,” said Sett Aung.
It will need fundamental change to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees, but not doing so will cost much more, warns Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Military and security personnel took over a public forum on land disputes surrounding the junta’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor project to, “listen to the people”.