VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Myanmar is keen to buy electricity from Laos to power its development needs, a senior official in the field has confirmed.
Office Head of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Dr Daovong Phonekeo, told Vientiane Times on Monday the two sides will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week, which will allow Myanmar authorities to initiate a feasibility study.
“Myanmar wants to purchase about 100-200 MW, but that will depend on the results of their feasibility study,” Dr Daovong said.
NIIGATA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) -Heavy snow continued to hit wide areas along the Sea of Japan coast and other parts of the nation — leaving a JR Shinetsu Line train with about 430 passengers stranded for about 15 hours from Thursday night to Friday morning in Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The Japanese and French governments plan to launch joint research next fiscal year on a new undersea sonar system that utilisesi improvedtechnology for detecting mines on the seabed, according to sources.
The government is considering giving a green light to high-quality companies involved in the Belt and Road Initiative to raise funds through a yuan-denominated initial public offering in the Hong Kong stock market.
The move would strengthen the market's role as a key offshore yuan business hub, according to a former vice-minister with the nation's top economic regulator.
Michael Wolff insists he had no agenda in writing Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. In television interviews, Wolff claims that he wishes he could have written that "this unexpected president is actually going to succeed," before adding "This is worse than everybody thought." Susan Froetschel reviews the book that focuses on battles between two factions in the White House and the global implications, especially since the departure of strategist Steve Bannon.