October 9, 2012
Reposted from Eurasianet
A few companies have signed agreements with Energy Resources to use their road while others like Tavan Tolgoi Trans find it more economical to build their own road parallel to the existing road.
By Pearly Jacob
Mirage-like, a slinky piece of asphalt appears on the horizon after hours of driving across the dusty Gobi Desert. What’s coming into sight is the only paved surface for miles around. Yet many trucks are driving alongside the new highway, not on it.
In southern Mongolia’s mineral-rich hills, mining companies – foreign-run and local alike – are having trouble sharing something that should be a no-brainer: the roads. Despite the region’s remoteness, More…
September 4, 2012
Reposted by Bangkok Post
Open atmosphere of the banking businesses in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam allows for healthy participation by Thai banks
As business opportunities open wider ahead of the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the four less-developed economies, often referred to as CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) are among the most attractive for Thai investors. More…
August 31, 2012
Reposted from The Daily Star
Bangladesh wins the Earth Care Award 2012 for adaptation project
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has won the “Earth Care Award 2012” for pioneering Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation Project.
The $10 million project is being implemented by the UNDP under Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facilities (GEF) to reduce climate vulnerability in four coastal districts — Barguna, Bhola, Noakhali and Chittagong. More…
January 16, 2012
Reposted from The New York Times
By Simon Marks
KAMPOT PROVINCE, CAMBODIA — Ever since she was a child, Bun Thavry and her family have ventured into the nearby hills above the Toek Chhou river in Kampot Province to chop down bamboo plants to weave into baskets. More…