5-year action plan signed by Thailand and Laos

  A 5 year action plan was signed yesterday between Thailand and Laos to enhance bilateral ties between the two nations . Both governments signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to work together on a wide range of issues including economic development, the prevention of drug trafficking, and boosting tourism in the regions. The MoU […]

Northern provinces strengthen ties with Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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Representatives from northern border provinces of Cao Bang, Lang Son, Quang Ninh and Ha Giang and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on February 25 signed a memorandum of understanding on their friendship cooperation for 2022-2026. The document was inked within the framework of an online get-together between leaders of the four Vietnamese provinces and the Chinese region, and […]

New ADB Facility to Help Southeast Asia Revive Tourism and Boost Sustainable, Inclusive Investments

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has set up a $1.7 million technical assistance facility to accelerate Southeast Asia’s tourism recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, boost inclusive, sustainable development in the sector, and help local tourism entrepreneurs, especially women and youth, adopt digital platforms to grow their businesses. The Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Facility […]

Railway to boost China-Laos cooperation

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The China-Laos Railway was inaugurated on Friday, with President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Thongloun Sisoulith, general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao president, watching the opening ceremony via video link, and congratulating each other on the success of […]

Chinese tech firms tap opportunities on back of landmark China-Laos rail project

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With the official opening of China-Laos Railway, a landmark, high quality project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese tech firms are tapping into digital cooperation opportunities between the two countries made possible by the mega infrastructure achievement that are increasing the Southeast Asian country’s ability to attract investment, create new jobs and accelerate […]

GMS TOURISM RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

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The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprising Cambodia, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, has diverse natural and cultural attractions, vibrant cities, and unrivalled hospitality that each year create countless memorable experiences for visitors. But what really makes the […]

Udon Thani poised to grow as hub of Greater Mekong region

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A plan is afoot to transform Udon Thani into a hub of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said yesterday. The plan was announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his visit to the northeastern province, during which he pledged to stay on in power until the government’s tenure expires in early […]

China-Laos railway now conecting cities of Kunming and Vientiane

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The China-Laos Railway connecting Kunming and Vientiane has officially opened yesterday. This opening coincided with the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Laos. Chairman of The People’s Republic of China, Jinping Xi, witnessed the inauguration with Lao’s chairman, Thongloun Sisoulith, who also attended online by video. This newly opened 414-kilometer […]

Cambodia, Vietnam agree to promote safe vaccination tourism in all spheres

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Thong Rathsak, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism, who chaired the 2nd Joint Working Group Meeting on Cambodia-Vietnam Bilateral Tourism Cooperation in Kep Province said that air, sea and land tourism will resume soon. With the direct and online participation (Hybrid) of relevant ministries and institutions with the […]

Cambodian-Laos Association expands to include border provinces

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Ratanakkiri province and Laos have agreed to strengthen and expand the Cambodia-Laos Association to push for better cooperation and relations between the two sides. The agreement was reached at a meeting on Friday (November 19) at the provincial hall between Ratanakkiri provincial governor Nhem Sam Oeun and Lao ambassador to Cambodia Amphay Kindavong, who is […]