As multilateral external events of top significance in the country, the events will gather leaders from Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. On the occasion, Vietnam initiated holding the first GMS Business Summit which has been welcomed by the GMS member countries and the Asia Development Bank, the World Bank and ASEAN. More than 2,000 businesspeople at home and abroad lined up for the summit, equivalent to the APEC CEO Summit 2017, he said. GMS was established in 1992 as an initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The GMS Programme is the most complete cooperation programme that involves Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and China (Yunnan and Guangxi provinces) with an aim to facilitate mutually-beneficial economic ties and turn Mekong into a rapid and prosperous region in Southeast Asia. Photo: vntrip.vn Other cooperation mechanisms were also established such as the CLV Development Triangle, the Cambodia – Laos – … [Read more...] about Prime Minister: Mekong – River of cooperation and development
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Hydroelectric dams on Mekong River adversely affect localsTrung Chanh Farmers from Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam voice their concern over the construction of hydroelectric dams along the Mekong River at a forum with Maureen Harris (R) as the moderator - PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH HCMC – The construction of hydroelectric dams on the Mekong River has left adverse impact on the livelihoods of local residents, heard a forum held in Can Tho City on March 20. Maureen Harris, Southeast Asia Program Director of International Rivers, said at the forum on the Mekong basin facing challenges in protecting local residents and ecosystem that the construction of hydroelectric dams on the Mekong River has caused detrimental effects on the lives of locals, and other risks such as ecological imbalance and alluvial soil reductions. The situation could be more serious in the coming time due to hydroelectric dams under construction on the river mainstream plus around 100 other dams to be developed … [Read more...] about Hydroelectric dams on Mekong River adversely affect locals
Five Central Highlands provinces has been included in the Vietnam National Mekong Committee, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, who is also the committee’s Chairman, told the committee’s plenary session, the first of its kind in 2018. Amid the climate change, the rise and fall of rivers’ water levels in dry and flooding seasons cause serious impacts on the living and economic development of regional localities, he said, adding Vietnam has responsibility to work with Mekong River upstream nations on consultation on major policies and legal issues while implementing urgent projects and tasks related to the region, particularly the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha speaks at the event According to the Committee, the year 2018 is forecast to see variations in terms of hydrometeorology in the Mekong River basin. Climate change and extreme weather patterns will continue … [Read more...] about Measures sought for sustainable development in Mekong River basin
(Cinet)On 8th – 15th November, Organization Board of the National Tourism Year in Mekong –Can Tho 2008 will hold a famtrip team to study tourist destinations in Mekong river Delta for local, central radio and press reporters. The study will be conducted 4 tours, of which Mekong tour includes Can Tho – An Giang – Kien Giang – Hau Giang. This event will help information and press agencies to have additional documentaries, images to introduce typical tourist destinations, people, country, potentials, cultural activities, unique eating and drinking from Mekong River Delta to key domestic and international tourist market. As a result, many tourists will visit Mekong River Delta in the National Tourism Year in Mekong –Can Tho 2008 … [Read more...] about Organizing famtrip team to study tourist destinations in Mekong river Delta.
(Cinet) - “Associating to develop sea travel, island and Mekong River Delta” is the topic of the international conference which will be taken place on 28 May in Phu Quoc island district (Kien Giang). The conference is held by the cooperation of MOCST and relevant agencies and People’s Committees of provinces, cities in the Mekong river. At the conference, representatives will concentrate on main contents: assessing comprehensively potentials, profits and real development of sea travel – island and Mekong River Delta; working out initiatives to cooperate and exploit potentials of tourism of Mekong River Delta attached to Mekong region; making proposals, orientations, targets, and solutions to cooperate at the same time working out petitions of the State on policies and State to develop sea and island travel of the Mekong River Delta… … [Read more...] about Associating to develop sea travel, island and Mekong River Delta