Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
In the Spotlight
Safe, organic food is becoming popular across the Greater Mekong Subregion. A pilot program in Thailand is helping farmers meet the growing demand and leave chemicals behind.
This report presents the findings of a climate risk financing study conducted by the GMS Core Environment Program in 28 rural communities in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam.
New transmission lines light up towns as cross-border energy cooperation links Cambodia and Viet Nam grids.
ADB and the Government of Lao PDR signed an agreement for a $12 million loan and grant package for a health security project. The package will support the government’s efforts to improve the control of emerging infectious diseases such as SARS and bird flu, as well as hospital services in 12 provinces across the country and the GMS.
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.