New research will soon shed light on the challenges and opportunities in boosting the number of air links between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China.
Since Asean’s expansion more than 20 years ago, our longstanding priority has been to close the development gap between member countries.
There are several Mekong cooperation mechanisms between the lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) with China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the US.
‘Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world,’ says French novelist Gustave Flaubert. He’s right. Traveling – by any means – makes one deeply understand that the world is so vast and that there’s so much more to discover.
Development seems to have Phnom Penh almost bursting at its seams. One district, however, still holds plenty of the Kingdom’s natural beauty. That’s not to say Chbar Ampov is remote. In fact, it has all the modern touches of city life. It has plenty of breathtaking views as well.
The Mekong region is emerging to be a new growth center as well as a strategic frontier for Asia due to its relatively high economic performance, deepening regional integration, and complex interdependence within the region.
Japan’s new aid strategy would not be a threat to Asean centrality or China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Fumitaka Furuoka writes that Tokyo would seek Asean to play a central role and that the new aid initiative is in no way intended to contain China.
The much-anticipated cabinet reshuffle to kick off the sixth mandate of the Royal Government turned from a rumble on the Mekong to mere poof that it is business-as-usual – consolidating the success of conservatives in their positions.
Water Resources Ministry says that flooding of the Mekong, Sekong and Sesan rivers was caused by tropical storm Bebinca.
Questions relating to international hydro-politics and the geopolitics of the Mekong River are becoming more imminent as riparian countries compete to get access to water resources, writes Chheang Vannarith.
Water Resources Ministry predicts that heavy rain will continue to hit three provinces.
The Ministry of Water Resources releases a statement warning residents living along the Mekong river of the water levels.
An Interview with the executive director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation.
Fishery authorities seize a big quantity of illegal fishing equipment and educate more than 200 people in a five-day crackdown.
The Mekong River Commission and the Japan International Cooperation Agency launch a joint study on forest conservation.
Labaab Restaurant is a hidden sanctuary of forgotten flavours, located high enough to distance the venue from the hustle and bustle of Monivong Boulevard.
Open regionalism remains on track in the Mekong region although there is an anti-globalisation wave and rising protectionism in other parts of the world.
High-ranking officials from the Greater Mekong Subregion convene to discuss regional cooperation in agricultural trade.
China’s road to becoming a superpower in the 21st century inevitably requires it to go south to Southeast Asia, making its way through Mekong countries, writes Nguyen Khac Giang.
THE recent news release by the United Nations on April 30 regarding democracy in Cambodia extensively and solely quoted the supposedly “neutral” UN envoy Rhona Smith who has made biased views on the political development and democracy in Cambodia.