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Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

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The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong River, covering 2.6 million square kilometers and a combined population of around 326 million.

The GMS countries are Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (PRC, specifically Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

In 1992, with assistance from ADB, the six countries entered into a program of subregional economic cooperation, designed to enhance economic relations among the countries. Read more

Contact

Greater Mekong Subregion Secretariat Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination DivisionSoutheast Asia DepartmentAsian Development Bank 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
  Tel +63 2 6324444   Fax +63 2 6362226 GMS Secretariat

Latest

  • Publication 16 Apr 2019

    Asian Development Bank and Cambodia: Fact Sheet Asian Development Bank and Cambodia: Fact Sheet

    ADB operations in Cambodia focus on improvement of livelihoods and employment in rural areas; national, provincial, and rural roads; climate-resilient infrastructure; upper secondary education; addressing skills gaps; and implementation of government...
  • Publication 16 Apr 2019

    Asian Development Bank and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet Asian Development Bank and the Lao PDR: Fact Sheet

    ADB operations in the Lao PDR focus on improving physical connectivity to catalyze private sector investment, generate employment, and boost incomes; developing skills that will promote nonresource sectors; and expanding access to health services to...
  • Publication 16 Apr 2019

    Asian Development Bank and Myanmar: Fact Sheet Asian Development Bank and Myanmar: Fact Sheet

    ADB operations in Myanmar address the strategic areas of infrastructure connectivity, human capital and skills development, and structural and institutional reform to improve the inclusiveness of the country’s economic growth.