Greater Mekong Subregion
In the Spotlight
Asia is set to become increasingly integrated as governments bolster trade and transport connections and build regional institutions, such as free trade agreements, regional bond market arrangements, and financial safety nets, says the latest report.
Leaders of the six countries that comprise the Greater Mekong Subregion will meet at the 5th GMS Summit on 19-20 December 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more about the event.
An improved road network and a new approach to the fresh produce industry are helping farmers in the Greater Mekong Subregion enter the market for organic vegetables.
The Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Investment Framework covers a wide range of sectors including transport, energy, environment, agriculture, human resource development, information and communication technology, tourism, transport and trade facilitation, and urban development.
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong River, covering 2.6 million square kilometers and a combined population of around 326 million.
The GMS countries are Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (PRC, specifically Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
In 1992, with assistance from ADB, the six countries entered into a program of subregional economic cooperation, designed to enhance economic relations among the countries. Read more.