News Releases

Greater Mekong Ministers, ADB Plan Next Generation of Development Activities

The next phase of Greater Mekong Subregion investments should expand the program into new areas such as multisector investments towards urban development, connecting remote areas with growth centers, and extending existing corridors into Myanmar, ministers attending the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference in Nanning, People’s Republic of China said today in a joint statement.

Greater Mekong Ministers to Review New Phase of Development Priorities

Ministers from the Greater Mekong Subregion will review progress on the Regional Investment Framework to boost implementation of the GMS Strategic Framework 2012-22, as they meet today and tomorrow for the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference in Nanning, People’s Republic of China.

Sweden Commits $8.3 Million to Mekong Environment Program

The Government of Sweden today committed $8.3 million for a second phase of the Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative , an ADB administered program helping the Greater Mekong Subregion achieve environmentally-friendly economic growth.

ADB to Help Improve Competitiveness of Lao PDR Economic Corridor Towns

Three towns situated along the East-West Economic Corridor in Lao People’s Democratic Republic will receive a competitive boost with a package of $40.8 million in loans and grants from ADB to make them cleaner, greener, and better able to benefit from their strategic locations.

ADB to Help Mitigate Risk of Floods, Droughts in Lower Mekong Basin

ADB and Australian Agency for International Development will provide an $87.39 million package of loans and grants to help Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam pair infrastructure upgrades with community-based disaster risk management and enhanced regional forecasting to improve flood and drought preparedness in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

ADB Supports Lao PDR, Viet Nam in Addressing HIV Threat in Border Areas

ADB is providing $20 million in grants and loans to support Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam prevent the spread of HIV infections in 23 border provinces where risks are growing due to increased population movement and commercial activities along economic corridors.

Finland Commits $14 Million to Mekong Environment Program

The Government of Finland today committed $14 million for a second phase of a program administered by ADB, which is helping the Greater Mekong Subregion achieve environmentally-friendly economic growth.

Greater Mekong Subregion Marks 20 Years of Cooperation, Achievement

The six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion celebrate 20 years of economic cooperation today, with the once conflict-ridden area now an Asian showcase for growth, poverty reduction, and regional integration.

Mekong Leaders Map Expansion of Economic Corridors

Ministers and senior government officials from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries met today to discuss ways of expanding economic corridors to better facilitate the movement of people and products around the subregion.

Mekong Countries Meet to Confirm Environmental Priorities

Senior environment officials from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries met today to discuss priority actions for an environmentally-friendly GMS Economic Cooperation Program.