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Mekong

China plans free trade zone in the Golden Triangle

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China is looking to establish a free trade zone at the section of the Mekong where the river forms the border between Myanmar and...
Laos suspends new hydropower projects after dam break

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The Lao government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower...
Laos to build more hydropower plants

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Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim...
Laos launches plan to stem illegal logging after revenue drop

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Authorities in Laos have launched a pilot programme to track the source of timber from sawmills and wood-processing plants after Lao Prime Minister Thongsing...
Laos bonds expected to bring good returns

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The Laotian government's 3-billion-baht ($96 million) bonds which have been issued in Thailand carry a coupon rate of 4.5 per cent for three-year maturity...
New road to riches for Vietnam exports

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A second arterial highway linking Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta and southern coastal regions will be built with...
ASEAN’s southern grouping gets active

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An effective force in ASEAN has recently been making headlines. As opposed to the their counterpart in the Mekong region (a union defined by...
Laos pushes forward with hydro hub plans

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Work on the Don Sahong dam, located on the southernmost point of Laos, has commenced, creating a stir in Cambodia and Vietnam, located downstream...
Phnom Penh’s sewage problem (video)video

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The population of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh has doubled to 2 million over the past 15 years, and foreign investors, attracted by the country's...
Laos expects $5b loan for rail project

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A $5 billion dollar loan, worth more than half of Laos’ total GDP, for construction of a rail link across southern Laos between Thailand and...
Vietnam Border

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Three countries of the Mekong region, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, will intensify their trilateral cooperation in trade, investment and tourism as economic activity between...
Laos Buddha

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Laos has relaxed investment regulations for foreign investors into the tourism industry by allowing them to control 100 per cent stake in three, four,...
Dam

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Laos is on the way to become Southeast Asia model nation for the use of hydropower as a primary source of electricity, though the...
Mekong River Dam 53

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A set of three more dams have been contracted by the Lao government to be built and operated on key tributaries of the Mekong...
Vientiane

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Vientiane, the capital of Laos, will see a complete makeover of its cityscape after a $600 million project by Chinese investors will have been...