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ADB to Support Further Private Sector Development in Lao PDR
The Lao People's Democratic Republic's private sector and small and medium-sized enterprises will receive increased assistance from ADB in an effort to sustain the country's economic growth amid the global financial crisis.
New Agreement Between Mekong Nations Paves Way for Accelerated Economic Development
Ministers from the six nations sharing the Mekong River have agreed to expedite the development of three priority economic corridors in the region: the East-West, North-South and Southern economic corridors.
Lao PDR's Rapid Growth Brings New Development Challenges: ADB
ADB's current five-year strategy for Lao People's Democratic Republic remains relevant but more work is needed to respond to challenges posed by the country's rapid economic growth, climate change and human resource and capacity constraints, a midterm review said.
ADB, Korea Support Cambodia to Improve Cross-Border Road Links
ADB and the Republic of Korea are supporting road and border improvements in Cambodia to help reduce poverty, increase economic opportunities, and boost ongoing efforts to strengthen trade and tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
ADB, Japan to Help Lao PDR Improve Rural Health Service Delivery
ADB and the Government of Japan are providing $3 million to improve rural health services in two of the poorest provinces in Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Mekong Nations to Expand Energy Cooperation Beyond Electric Power Sector
Ministers from the six Greater Mekong Sub-region nations have endorsed a comprehensive plan of action to expand and strengthen cooperation in key areas, including energy and human resource development.
Mekong Ministers Meeting to Review Subregional Cooperation Plan Amid Financial Crisis
Ministers from six Greater Mekong Subregion nations will meet in Cha-Am, Petchburi province in Thailand tomorrow to review ongoing efforts to forge closer links amongst the six countries.
Old Southeast Asia Combat Zone Gives Way to Burgeoning Trade Corridor
Commercial trucks from Thailand and Viet Nam are able to enter each others' territory for the first time to deliver and pick up goods following today's formal exchange of traffic rights and introduction of a regional customs transit system among the two countries and Lao People's Democratic Republic.
ADB, PRC Help Mekong Countries Address Human Resource Development Concerns
ADB and the People's Republic of China are helping countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion address human resource development issues such as migrant labor concerns, cross-border recognition of technical skills, and social inclusion.
Asia Must Urgently Adapt to Climate Change, ADB Panel Says
Governments in the Asia and Pacific region must urgently develop strategies to adapt to climate change or face soaring economic costs in the future, a seminar audience heard today.