Greater Mekong Subregion

The attack of 'super malaria' in Southeast Asia

Malaria, a dangerous disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes has recently taken a terrifying turn in the form of “super malaria”.“Super malaria” first emerged in Cambodia in 2008 as medical researchers identified a strain of malaria that is resistant to antimalarial drugs, artemisimin.

20 November 2017

ASEAN Roundup: November 6 - November 12, 2017

Prince Charles and wife visits MalaysiaThis week, Malaysia welcomed the heir to the British throne, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall as the couple continued their 11-day tour of South and Southeast Asia.

12 November 2017

Lao makes its mark on the Mekong river

The Lao government has recently announced plans to launch a new port checkpoint located along the Mekong River in Thailand, early next year. The port, known as the Ban Mom port,will be situated in Ton Pheung, Bokeo province – 17 km North of Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district in Thailand. The development and operation of the port for the next 40 years has been contracted to a Thai firm.

11 November 2017