The Fourth GMS Corridor Towns Development Project for the Lao PDR will pilot test the first decentralized wastewater system in the country.
Could tourism be a better road forward for Laos now that its hydropower development schemes are increasingly being called into question?
Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July.
Laos is an example of the challenges that many developing nations face in balancing the need for growth and poverty reduction against a seemingly inexorable rise in inequality.
Over the past two years, Chinese investors appear to have invaded provinces in the North, such as Chiang Rai and Phayao, to grow Cavendish bananas after the practice was banned in Laos.
The three leaders will seek a budget package to develop the Triangle Area, mainly to improve the living standard of people in that area.
Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week.