Vientiane is expected to soon endorse a multi-billion dollar sustainable public transport system to fight rising congestion and the lack of commuting options.
In a new series looking at opportunities and challenges in Asia's cities, Jack Board goes to Vientiane to look at the fledgling entrepreneurial scene which is slowly building on the back of some young, inspired locals.
The Coconut School is the creation and passion project of Ouk Vanday, who aims to educate children and inspire change in his country. And it has been created from little more than garbage.
On rocky courts, a pastime more associated with long-gone colonial times is in full flight. Dozens of locals are playing petanque, a simple ball game first brought here by the French. And it is fast becoming a serious sport in Cambodia.
Kachin is brimming with small-scale gold miners. They are literally scratching livings from the earth but have come, not to find a fortune but freedom.
The minister in charge of mining in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden state of Kachin says it was a mistake for the United States to lift sanctions on the country’s notorious jade industry.
Cambodia’s opposition has pledged to overhaul the country’s power sector as part of a sweeping bid to clean up and reduce the cost of electricity in the country, should it win power in 2018 national elections.
Urban space for the city’s five million inhabitants is shrinking. But there are plenty of citizens not willing to let Yangon - and all of its heritage and charm - disappear under a wave of concrete.
Land grabbing remains rife in Myanmar's northern Kachin state and the state government’s Ministry of Agriculture has admitted it has little power to solve many of the resulting disputes.
Golf in Myanmar remains exclusive and expensive. But foundations are being laid to transform the sport, not only into a big money industry, but also one that gives more opportunities to young local players.