Continued development of ASEAN economic integration is set to increase connectivity across the region. In the process facilitating greater legal and, unfortunately, illegal mobility.
After a two-day international conference and two days of ministerial meetings, the story out of Siam Reap this week is of escalating problems, but uncertainty about actions.
MRC says Mekong River dams will cut GDP by US$28 billion, aggravate food insecurity and poverty, and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The code should include three main components: confidence building measures, preventive diplomacy and dispute settlement mechanisms.
The $US66 billion project wish list and more from the ministerial and side meetings that took place in Hanio
US$7 billion over the 5 years for GMS projects in transport, tourism, energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, agribusiness, and urban development.
Their 5-year Hanoi Action Plan, with Regional Investment Framework of 226 subregion development projects worth 2 trillion baht are on the table.
US$144.54 million loan approved from Thailand for the Dawei-Hteekee highway, which will connect Dawei SEZ to the kingdom.
A coastline of more than 700km, and numerous crisscrossing canals and rivers make the Mekong Delta ideal for water transport development.
It’s the Lao government’s policy is to transform the country into a transit transport service provider within the region through land links.