Cambodia gets Vietnamese supermarket

Z 38, a member of the Association of Vietnamese Enterprises in Cambodia, is speeding up construction so that the first Vietnam supermarket in Cambodia can be opened by the end of this year.

Building projects closed: too slow

Hanoi People's Committee has cancelled land-use rights for 13 projects on a total of 14ha that did not start on schedule despite extensions.

Bright economic outlook prompts ASEAN to boost trade

ASEAN economic ministers agreed on a variety of measures to boost trade and investment within the bloc and with outside partners, as they expressed confidence on regional economic prospects and headed to the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.

ASEAN experts discuss responses to pandemics

Medical experts from ASEAN nations, the US and European Union (EU), plus representatives from the United Nations are gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for an exercise to improve Southeast Asia’s capabilities in preparing for and responding to serious pandemics.

Thai export growth estimate raised to 20 percent

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has adjusted its estimation of Thai export for this year to no less than 20 percent thanks to the reviving global economy and growing exports to many countries.

Scholarships strengthen New Zealand-ASEAN ties

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the country's biggest scholarship scheme to provide 100 new education scholarships, bringing the total up to 170 each year for developing ASEAN countries.

Positive signs in Cambodian-Thai relations

Cambodian authorities have handed over two Thai nationals to Thailand over their alleged involvement in a bomb attack in Bangkok last month, according to a statement released by Cambodia ’s Foreign Ministry.

ASEAN defence officials gather in Hanoi

Over 60 defence officials from 10 ASEAN countries met in the capital city of Hanoi on April 1 to prepare for the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting scheduled to take place at the end of this month.
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ASEAN defence chiefs meet in Hanoi

The Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) is ready to share its experiences and cooperate with other countries’ armies to effectively cope with non-traditional challenges in the region.

Japan to scrap four reactors at Fukushima

The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has said it will scrap four reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant No.1 that was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.