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GMS Economic Corridors Must Yield More Jobs and Investment, Forum Hears

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) needs to ensure that economic corridors yield benefits in terms of trade, investment, and jobs, participants at the 6th GMS Economic Corridors Forum (ECF) heard today.

Investments in natural capital crucial to sustain economic growth in GMS

Member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion face losing recent development gains unless they invest more to secure natural resource stocks, senior officials from the six countries heard at a meeting in Myanmar today.

$50 Billion Greater Mekong Plan to Focus on Building Economic Corridors

Member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion have agreed to draw up a $50 billion pipeline of potential projects under a new Regional Investment Framework, including investments in non-traditional areas like railways and multisector projects to be made over the next decade.

New Thai, Lao PDR Bridge Completes 'Missing Link' in Key Regional Corridor

A new bridge straddling the Mekong River between Thailand and Lao People’s Democratic Republic is open for business, signaling completion of physical works along one of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s most critical economic corridors.

GMS Ministers Endorse Plan to Accelerate Cross Border Transport, Trade

Countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion have endorsed measures to expedite and expand cross border transport and trade, including stepping up bilateral and trilateral country agreements.

Multi-Billion Dollar Mekong Region Investments Discussed

Ministers and senior government officials from the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries met today to discuss multi-billion dollar projects and activities that will be pursued under the Regional Investment Framework (RIF) as the means of widening and deepening economic corridors.

ADB, Partners Meet to Discuss Green Growth in Greater Mekong Subregion

Government officials, business leaders, and representatives from ADB are gathering today for a four-day conference to discuss ways to make the economies of the Greater Mekong Subregion more environmentally friendly.

Grant Opens New Market Opportunities for Greater Mekong Tourist Towns

Vendors in three economic corridor towns in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam will see greater access to microfinance and more space available to set up shop with a $2.5 million Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction grant that will build new markets and enhance financing.

Mekong Countries Seek Greater Cooperation on Green Agriculture

Senior agriculture and environment officials from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries met today to discuss environmentally sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in the region.

ADB, Australia Provide $37 Million to Keep Viet Nam Road Upgrades on Track

ADB and Government of Australia are providing an extra $37 million for a project improving roads and tackling HIV and human trafficking risks along a key coastal route linking Viet Nam and Cambodia.