World

Japan, Mekong nations to boost environmental cooperation

Japan and five Mekong sub-regional countries in Southeast Asia concluded their first ever summit on Nov. 7 with the Tokyo Declaration that steps up cooperation in protecting the environment and tackling climate change over the next decade.
Culture - Sports

Promoting cultural assets to encourage Mekong tourism

The up-coming Mekong-Japan Tourism and Cultural Festival is aimed at highlighting the unique aspects of local culture to promote Mekong Delta tourism, affirmed Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chien Thang at a press briefing in Hanoi on Oct. 26.
World

Cambodia hosts disaster forum

Senior officials from countries along the Mekong River including Cambodia , China , Vietnam , Laos , Myanmar , and Thailand on October 15 gathered in Phnom Penh to attend the Mekong Regional Forum on regional arrangement for disaster and communicable disease emergencies.
World

GMS countries discuss energy development

Officials from several agencies of the member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) are gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to discuss the development of energy in the sub region.
Society

GMS governments ink MoU on auto insurance

Representatives of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries-- Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam --signed a cooperation agreement in Bangkok on Sept. 24 on compulsory insurance for cars in transit.
Environment

Funds committed to conserve biodiversity

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund in Indochina has granted over 2 million USD to 14 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in the region over the last year.
Business

Vietnam’s bond market association debuts

The Vietnam Bond Market Association (VBMA) made its debut in Hanoi on August 14, setting the stage to further spur the development of the bond market and other financial tools in the country.
Forum to call for investment in Central Highlands Business

Forum to call for investment in Central Highlands

A total of 120 projects calling for an estimated 100 trillion VND (5.6 billion USD) in investment will be put forth at a forum slated for Sept. 5 in Buon Ma Thuot city, in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak .