Removing ‘bottlenecks’ for Mekong Delta tourism Travel

Removing ‘bottlenecks’ for Mekong Delta tourism

The Mekong Delta has been known far and wide for long as a magnet to tourists thanks to its green space and orchards, crisscrossed by canals. Advantageous in geographic location and resources, yet local tourism sectors still fail to create a breakthrough growth matching the potential of the region.
Thailand to ban personal car use to reduce air pollution World

Thailand to ban personal car use to reduce air pollution

The Thai government is considering whether to impose a ban on personal car use in affected areas to cope with high levels of hazardous ultra-fine PM2.5 dust particles in the air if levels exceed 100 microgrammes per cubic metre, twice the safety level.
Thailand announces measures against smog World

Thailand announces measures against smog

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on January 21 announced four urgent measures to deal with the hazardous ultra-fine dust levels in the air in the capital.
Vietnam chairs meeting of ASEAN-IPR Governing Council ASEAN

Vietnam chairs meeting of ASEAN-IPR Governing Council

The 18th meeting of the Governing Council of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN IPR) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 21, the first during Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020.
Measures put in place to prevent coronavirus Health

Measures put in place to prevent coronavirus

A working group from the Health Ministry on January 21 inspected the readiness of the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi following the outbreak of coronavirus pneumonia that has made more than 200 people infected in China and caused two deaths there.
Thailand speeds up construction of reservoirs World

Thailand speeds up construction of reservoirs

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is speeding up the building of 421 Kaem Ling projects -- water reservoir projects initiated by His Majesty King Rama IX -- as water catchment areas over 1.2 million rai.
Health ministry urges hospitals to prevent coronavirus Health

Health ministry urges hospitals to prevent coronavirus

The Ministry of Health has sent an urgent dispatch to hospitals and health departments in cities and provinces to step up the early detection and good preparation for the prevention of and combat against pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus.
Bright growth outlook forecast for ASEAN+3 in 2020 World

Bright growth outlook forecast for ASEAN+3 in 2020

The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) paints a positive economic outlook for the ASEAN region, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK), projecting their growth to hit 4.9 percent in 2020.