News Releases

Sweden and ADB Help Set Up GMS Power Market

Sweden and the Asian Development Bank are helping to set up the institutional framework and implementing arrangements to support competitive regional power trading to ensure long-term stable and mutually beneficial electricity supply to the six Asian member nations of the Greater Mekong Subregion economic cooperation program.

Korea, Australia and ADB Provide $165.5M for Viet Nam, Cambodia Road Improvements

The Republic of Korea, Australia and Asian Development Bank are providing $165.5 million in loans and grants to Cambodia and Viet Nam to rehabilitate transport infrastructure to promote cross-border trade and support economic development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

ADB Supporting Road Project in PRC's Guangxi Province with $300M Loan

The Asian Development Bank will help develop a road network in the western province of Guangxi, one of the poorest parts of the People's Republic of China, to promote trade through a regional transport system linking the province and nearby Viet Nam.

Mekong Countries Agree on Bridge Linking PRC to Bangkok

Senior officials of several Mekong countries agreed today to build a bridge across the Mekong River that will connect the southwestern province of the People's Republic of China directly to Bangkok by road.

Environmental and Social Benefits to Steer Bioenergy Development in Greater Mekong Subregion

Countries in the Greater Mekong subregion have the potential to become major biofuel producers, but there are important hurdles that must be crossed to ensure the success of such an initiative, a workshop on the relationship between bioenergy and poverty alleviation agreed today.

Good News for Mekong Farmers

Farmers, especially smallholders, and the rural poor of six nations stand to benefit from a new program that aims to foster cross-border trade and investment in agriculture, contribute to food security and poverty reduction, and promote environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources.

Agriculture Ministers of Six Nations Meet to Launch Regional Program

Agriculture ministers of six nations will meet tomorrow for the first time, to discuss a far reaching program to accelerate and strengthen their cooperation in agriculture, which employs a large proportion of the population in their countries.

Mekong Countries Forge Landmark Transport Agreement

The countries of the Mekong region took a major step forward today in linking their nations through improved transportation and border facilities.

Radio Dramas Help in HIV/AIDS Fight

In small ethnic communities scattered around the uplands of the Mekong region, groups of women come together during afternoons to listen to a rare form of entertainment - radio dramas that teach them about HIV/AIDS, trafficking and drug use.

Updated 3-Year Regional Program Proposes $1.6 Billion in Lending for GMS

ADB's updated regional cooperation strategy for the Greater Mekong Subregion proposes indicative lending totaling US$1.565 billion over the three years 2007-2009.