Campaign aims to safeguard the rainforest
To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction, a group of people are launching a campaign aiming to encourage everyone in the Mekong region and beyond to safeguard the rainforest. ...
Cambodia, Japan to work for Sihanoukville Port development
Mr Hun Sen and the Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio have agreed to make Sihanoukville a major port for Cambodia and the Mekong region. Sihanoukville is a deep-sea port, which will be developed into a port that will allow more large ships to dock, ...
NGOs urge transparency for $52 mil US donation for Mekong region
After United States Secretary of State Antony J Blinken announced the US pledge to donate $52 million to Mekong countries for development, NGOs have come forward asking the government to utilise the donation with transparency. ...
Mekong region leaders envision interference-free future
Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week. Prime Minister Hun Sen said during his closing remarks that each country in the ...
Khmer Times Staff
Solar, wind advances offer Mekong countries alternatives to dams, coal: experts
Mekong Region countries like Cambodia should reconsider their plans to expand hydropower dams and coal plants, as the costs of alternative energy sources, such as solar power, are rapidly falling, a U.S. think-tank said, while improved regional grid connections can also ease growing energy demand. ...
Nem Sopheakpanha, Seourn Vathana, and Sun Narin
New guidelines on impact assessments almost ready
Civil society groups are getting closer to unveiling a new set of guidelines that will change how the impact of big development projects is assessed across the Mekong region, NGOs said yesterday, following the end of a two-month public consultation period. ...
PM: harness the Mekong region's economic power
The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) has the potential to become a major global production center due to its favorable geographical location and its proximity to economic powerhouses in both Southeast and South Asia, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. ...
Mekong Communities Tell of Hardship From Hydropower Dams
About 200 people from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia affected by hydropower dam projects on the Mekong River and its tributaries gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday to share their experiences of how their lives have been adversely affected since the dams were constructed. Speaking at the ...
Mekong forest facing sharp decline: WWF
BANGKOK: Demand for farmland may strip the Greater Mekong region of a third of its remaining forest cover over the next two decades without swift government action, a leading conservation group warned Thursday. Forests are being cleared for commodities such as rubber and rice while illegal logging is decimating ...
Report Says Quarter of Forests Have Been Cleared in 40 Years
Cambodia has lost almost a quarter of its forests in the past 40 years due to rapid development and China’s demand for timber, according to a new report released yesterday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the Greater Mekong Region. Looking at five countries in ...
Cambodia reports strong October travel
International arrivals to Cambodia bounced back in October with a growth of 20% after a below average performance in the third quarter. Cambodia’s Statistics and Tourist Information Department, Ministry of Tourism, reported arrivals increased 24.8% to 290,959 during October. The percentage increase for 10 months lifted ...
Single visa test-run
A single visa for Thailand and Cambodia is ready for launch 27 December at all of the countries’ consulates and embassies. It is a test phase of a wider project called ACMECS Single Visa (Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy) involving Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and ...
Possible benefits for Cambodia in Mekong Region trade
Cambodia could benefit more from trade in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by implementing time and cost, cutting measures and removing constraints on exports, according to a new book by the Asian Development Bank. During a media briefing yesterday, Brimble [senior country economist and author of ...
Economic Plan for Mekong Region Gets Finalized
Ministers from the six Mekong region nations concluded a two-day meeting yesterday in which they solidified plans for an economic strategy that would span a decade and require billions in investment. Speaking at Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace at the annual ministerial meeting, Minister of Commerce ...