Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects
Vanessa Vizcarra Bianchi, IFC’s lead of financial institutions advisory services for Mekong Region, said in an exclusive interview that the organisation would invest in three or four more MFIs by the end of this year.
Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin
Thailand seems likely to emerge as a model of green building in Asia, a region that is urbanizing more rapidly than any other in the world.
The 200kph train journey would cut travel time from HCMC to Can Tho to just 40 minutes.
Photographers Gareth Bright and Luke Forsyth travelled from the sea to the source of the Mekong and found people struggling to adapt to rapid changes
The Yangon City Development Committee needs to fix itself before it can fix roads and drains
A feasibility study and the design of the 3,930 million Thai baht (more than 1,038.8 billion kip) project have been completed.
Though there’s progress on rail projects in Laos and Thailand, no one can predict when the dream will become true
By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors.
Do all six countries who share the Mekong River share the same spirit of camaraderie? For answers, look to today’s 2nd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit.