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ADB Boosting Lao PDR's Legal System for Dispute Resolution
ADB will help provide a reliable system for resolving commercial disputes in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, through a US$650,000 technical assistance grant package cofinanced by the Government of Luxembourg.
ADB, Netherlands Formalize $14 million Grant for Mekong Environment Program
ADB and the Government of Netherlands today exchanged documents formalizing the $14 million Dutch financial support to the Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program, and its flagship component, the Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative.
Annual Stakeholders Forum for Nam Theun 2 Project Gets Under Way
People affected by and interested in the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in Lao People's Democratic Republic are gathering today to hear updates on its progress, both in terms of the construction, as well as the social and environmental safeguards.
Cross-Border Infrastructure Development Way to Boost Trade, Poverty Reduction
Asia and Pacific countries need to put more emphasis on regional cooperation to build cross-border infrastructure that will help spur trade, development, and poverty reduction, participants at a seminar heard today.
Thailand and ADB Seek Regional Cooperation in Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Terrorist Financing Efforts
A two-day conference on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist-Financing in the Mekong region opened today in Bangkok.
Southeast Asian Growth to Hold at 5.5% in 2006, ADB Says
Growth in Southeast Asia is expected to be stable at 5.5% in 2006 before accelerating modestly to 5.7% in 2007, according to a major ADB report released today. The region grew 5.5% in 2005, above the average of the previous five years, but easing slightly from rapid 6.3% growth in 2004.
European Countries Encouraged to Explore Opportunities in Mekong Region
European development partners will gather in Stockholm, Sweden, next week to explore cooperation and investment opportunities in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
Put Asia's Huge Savings to Work for Asia, Says ADB Vice President Liqun Jin at Mekong Development Forum in Singapore
East Asia's enormous infrastructure needs can be met in part by using some of the region's vast financial reserves for investments at home, ADB Vice President Liqun Jin told the Mekong Development Forum in Singapore today.
ADB to Highlight US$15 Billion Worth of Infrastructure Projects in the Greater Mekong Subregion to Singapore Companies
Singapore companies will have a rare opportunity to explore the pool of projects supported by the Asian Development Bank in the energy, transport logistics and urban infrastructure sectors, in the Greater Mekong Subregion at the Mekong Development Forum to be held this Wednesday, 8 March.
Mekong Development Forum in Singapore to Explore $15 Billion in Potential Investments
Representatives of more than 80 companies will gather in Singapore next week for a forum that will explore the vast investment opportunities for Singapore companies offered by the Mekong subregion.