Six countries sharing the Mekong River today took a significant step toward controlling transboundary animal diseases by signing an agreement to establish a subregional animal diseases prevention and control system.
Telecommunications operators and government telecommunications agencies from the six countries sharing the Mekong River today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in planning and construction of the GMS Information Superhighway Network (ISN). It was a follow-up to the signing of the MOU among the governments of six countries on the joint cooperation in the construction of the ISN in December 2004.
Prime ministers of six countries sharing the Mekong River concluded their two-day Summit meeting today by issuing the Kunming Declaration that renews their commitment to achieve an integrated, harmonious and prosperous subregion through forging stronger partnerships.
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprised of six countries sharing the Mekong River, provides tremendous business opportunities for the private sector, ADB Vice-President Liqun Jin told the opening ceremony today of the Forum on Business Participaton in GMS Cooperation.
This week marked six months since the earthquake and tsunami disaster that caused unprecedented devastation in the Asian countries bordering the Indian Ocean - especially northwest Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Thailand.
ADB today approved a US$2.83 million loan to help restore basic social services and economic activities in the Cook Islands in the aftermath of the devastating cyclones that hit the country earlier this year.
ADB and the Fiji Government today signed a US$25 million loan to help protect and improve the standard of living of rural people in the Fiji Islands whose livelihoods are at risk in the impending restructuring of the sugar industry.