10th GMS Economic Corridors Forum (ECF-10)
GMS East-West Economic Corridor. This aerial view of the border check point on the Lao side of the Mekong River shows the second Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, which connects Mukdahan province in Thailand with Savannakhet in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Photo: ADB.
Extending Corridors for Inclusive Connectivity in the GMS
13 December 2018 Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Corridors Forum (ECF) in 2018 marks the 20th year of the GMS economic corridor development approach since its formal adoption at the 6th GMS Ministerial Conference in 1998 to accelerate subregional development. It is the 10th year of the forum since its inaugural meeting in Kunming, People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2008. This is also the first ECF following the 6th GMS Summit in March 2018, which adopted the Hanoi Action Plan 2018–2022 that has among its key elements a spatial strategy focused on the economic corridors.
Hosted by the Government of Myanmar, ECF-10 will be held on 13 December 2018 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, with the theme “Extending Corridors for Inclusive Connectivity in the GMS.”
Provisional Program - Agenda
ECF-10 will review specific initiatives aimed at accelerating the development of the economic corridors in the subregion by effectively contributing to the pursuit of the 3Cs: connectivity, competitiveness, and community. It will define recommended actions for their refinement and effective implementation.
12 December 2018
Venue: Chindwin Room, Kaytumadi Building, MGallery Hotel
Senior officials of the Greater Mekong Subregion will meet in Nay Pyi Taw on 12 December 2018 to review the draft Progress Report and Updated GMS Regional Investment Framework 2022, assess progress under the sector working groups, and discuss the project database and statistical database.
The ECF-10 Host (Myanmar) and GMS Secretariat (Asian Development Bank) will also brief senior officials on the status and topics for discussion at the 10th GMS Economic Corridors Forum (ECF-10), as well as on the expected flow of proceedings and possible key points and issues that may be raised at the forum.
Download meeting documents:
- Regional Investment Framework 2022: First Progress Report and Update (1.9 MB)
- Annex to the Regional Investment Framework 2022: First Progress Report and Update (1.8 MB)
Participation is by invitation only. Target participants are Ministers from GMS countries; GMS National Coordinators and Senior Officials; other officials from concerned ministries/agencies; local and provincial authorities; officers/staff of the Asian Development Bank (ADB); representatives from the private sector; and development partner organizations. The ADB delegation will be led by Southeast Asia Department (SERD) Management.