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ADB to Help GMS Boost Biomass Use for Clean Energy, Food Needs
ADB is to help the Greater Mekong Subregion scale up the use of biomass waste in the agriculture sector to meet its growing need for clean energy and food security for poor rural households.
ADB Supports Tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion
ADB will continue to help countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion promote tourism as a way to reduce poverty. The announcement came at the 2011 ASEAN Tourism Forum in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
ADB To Help Set Up Railway Coordination Office for GMS Countries
ADB will provide a technical assistance grant to help countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion achieve greater connectivity through coordinated railway development.
ADB, GMS Countries Seek Community Support to Conserve Threatened Forests
ADB is supporting the governments of Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam in a community-driven initiative to conserve more than 1.9 million hectares of threatened forest land, home to over 170,000 mostly poor, ethnic minority people.
New Lao PDR Hydro Project to Spur Development, Improve Lives
Nam Theun 2, the Lao People's Democratic Republic's largest hydropower facility, was officially inaugurated today, signaling a new era for growth, development and poverty reduction in the landlocked Southeast Asian country.
ADB and AusAID Strengthen GMS Transport and Trade Facilitation
A $5.7 million technical assistance grant from ADB will help to improve transport and trade facilitation between countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
ADB, Lao PDR to Boost Farm Output, Incomes in Poor Northern Regions
Northern regions of the Lao People's Democratic Republic will receive ADB assistance for agriculture infrastructure upgrades that will boost incomes and opportunities for poor, rural communities.
ADB Approves $95 Million to Help Lao PDR, Viet Nam Upgrade Key Road Network
ADB will extend $95 million to help the Lao PDR and Viet Nam upgrade roads in the northeastern transport corridor that offers trade and poverty reduction benefits to both countries, as well as the wider Mekong region.
ADB to Improve Dengue, Disease Monitoring in Three Mekong Countries
ADB is extending $49 million to expand surveillance response systems to help control dengue outbreaks, and prevent the spread of communicable and tropical diseases in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam.
ASEAN+3 Forum Discusses Harmonizing Asia's Bond Markets
The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum met for the first time today in Tokyo, Japan to discuss how best to harmonize regulations and market practices in Asia's local currency bond transactions.