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Mekong Leaders Agree on Ambitious 5-Year Development Plan
At today's Greater Mekong Subregion Summit, the prime ministers of Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam agreed on a comprehensive five-year Plan of Action that aims to spur growth, reduce poverty, promote social development and enhance environmental protection in the subregion.
New Overland Route Links Singapore to Beijing
People's Republic of China (PRC) Premier Wen Jiabao, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh, Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej and Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda officially opened the Route 3 highway in Lao PDR today, the last remaining stretch of road in an overland route joining Singapore and Beijing.
Prime Ministers from Mekong Nations to Chart Future Course for Region
Prime ministers of the six countries sharing the Mekong River are convening in the Lao People's Democratic Republic for tomorrow's Third Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit.
Mekong Nations' Young People Help Shape Policy Dialogue
Putting a collective 3,500 kilometers behind them, young people from across the Mekong region arrived in Vientiane Friday in three caravans to attend the first ever Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Youth Forum.
Lao PDR to Use ICT to Improve Rural Health Care Training
The Asian Development Bank is helping bring information and communication technology to rural areas in Lao People's Democratic Republic to enhance health services.
Media Invitation: Third GMS Summit
Prime ministers of the six countries sharing the Mekong River will convene in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 31 March 2008 for the Third Greater Mekong Subregion Summit.
GMS Environment Ministers Seek Added Funds to Combat Climate Change
Environment ministers in the Greater Mekong Subregion this week called on the region's development partners to mobilize additional financial and technical assistance to assist the region in achieving ambitious targets for improved environmental and natural resource management.
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.
ADB Grants $80M Loan to Ensure Safe, Secure Water Supply for PRC's Kunming City
The Asian Development Bank is extending an $80 million loan to ensure a safe, secure and affordable water supply to the capital city of Kunming in Yunnan province in southwestern People's Republic of China.
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.