Partnership with Yunnan to boost tourism

Cambodia and tourism authorities in the Chinese province of Yunnan pledged earlier this week to work together to boost Cambodia’s appeal as a tourism destination, particularly through the development of its human capital and new tourism products. The commitment was made during a meeting on Monday between Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Wen Shuqiong, vice-president […]

ADB Launches Instagram Photo Contest in the Mekong Subregion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives. The online photo contest, which will be held using the hashtag #GMS25, is part of the 25th […]

PM joins the ceremony for Thailand’s first high-speed rail

The Chinese premier hoped the two sides would continue to keep close cooperation, complete the first phase of the China-Thailand railway with high quality, steadily push ahead the related work about the second phase of the project, and strive to realize the interconnection of the China-Thailand railway and the China-Laos railway. Marking the occasion, Chinese […]

Myanmar and China to partner on travel sector development

The Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association and Tourism Development Commission of Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on travel sector development of the two countries, state media reported on 26 December. Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs association Chairman U Thet Lwin Toe said China’s economic development is 8 per […]

Plan to visit five ‘Chiangs’ hatched

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Far north Thailand and its neighbours, Myanmar and Laos, should join hands with China to promote travel routes to the “five Chiang cities” of the region. That was the conclusion of a brainstorming workshop in Chiang Rai, earlier this week, that focused on the findings of tourism studies by three universities in far north Thailand. […]

Five Reasons Air Travel Is Booming in the Greater Mekong Subregion

The Greater Mekong Subregion is one of the fast-growing markets for air transport services today. Scheduled flights in the subregion have been increasing rapidly as both premium and low-cost airlines expand their fleet and new flight routes are introduced. International inbound flights in the subregion has increased by nearly 25% to 758,613 in 2016 from […]

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation gained vital achievements

Huang Xilian, Deputy General Director of Department of Asian Affairs under the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that  that  the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Meeting (LMC)  has obtained significant achievements since its implementation in early 2016, contributing to enhancing economic and trade cooperation, cultural exchange and connectivity among member countries. The 3rd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation […]

ADB to Improve Economic Connectivity in Viet Nam

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help improve economic connectivity and raise living standards in four of Viet Nam’s northeastern provinces by enhancing basic infrastructure and services. The assistance is expected to help over 212,000 people. “Viet Nam has been experiencing remarkable growth over the last […]

Chinese investment keeps pouring in

A Chinese construction giant is eyeing investment opportunities in Cambodia’s thriving tourism sector, as the government continues to fine-tune its strategy to accelerate the flow of Chinese tourists into the kingdom. Minister of Tourism Thong Khon met representatives of China Construction (South Pacific) Development last week, who informed the minister they are interested in investing […]

China Invests in Vientiane-Vang Vieng Expressway

During a two-day visit to Laos by Chinese President Xi Jinping on November 13-14, an agreement was signed by officials from both countries to begin construction on the Vientiane-Vang Vieng expressway, which is slated to begin early next year. The joint-venture agreement was among 17 cooperation documents signed during the state visit by President Xi Jinping […]