VIENTIANE, LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (20 November 2017) —The Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic signed an agreement on 13 November for a $10 million grant as additional financing for a project that will enhance sanitary and phytosanitary capacity and improve food safety as well as plant and animal safety in the country.
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Scientists are urgently calling for alternative treatments to a malaria “superbug” that now affects four countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is operating its first dry port in Savannakhet province, where it is strategically positioned along the Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor, at the mid-point between the nearest Vietnamese seaport of Danang, and Thai ports in Bangkok and Laem Chabang.
This is the summary of proceedings of the First Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Urban Development Working Group held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam from 28 to 29 June 2017.
More than 50 participants from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Planning, and Ministry of Finance of the six GMS countries met on 5 July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to discuss the proposed GMS Strategy on Health Cooperation and the proposed GMS Working Group on Health Cooperation.
An extraordinary meeting of the GMS Working Group on Human Resource Development was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 4 July 2017.
The 14th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture was held on 13-14 July 2017 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
VIENTIANE, LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (4 October 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $10 million grant to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic as additional financing to scale up efforts to improve food safety and ensure plant and animal health, as part of an initiative to improve sanitary and phytosanitary capacity in the country.
This is the summary of proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee held in Chengdu, People’s Republic China on 19–21June 2017.
The 21st Meeting of the Subregional Transport Forum was held in Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic on 19–20 July 2017.
This discussion paper focuses on the urban aspects of Greater Mekong Subregion corridor development and what will be needed to bolster the competitiveness of the region.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (29 September 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $70 million loan to help provide a more efficient, safe, and disaster resilient transport sector in Cambodia, particularly by improving national roads in the provinces of Prey Veng, Siem Reap, and Svay Rieng along the Greater Mekong Subregion Southern Economic Corridor.
The 9th GMS Economic Corridors Forum and 22nd GMS Ministerial Conference were held on 18-20 September 2017 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.
The final draft of the Tourism Sector Strategy, 2016–2025, promotes more competitive, balanced, and sustainable tourism development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The Ministers from the six countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion issued a joint statement entitled "Greater GMS Achievements through Stronger and Pragmatic Cooperation" at the 22nd Ministerial Conference held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam on 20 September 2017.
HA NOI, VIET NAM (20 September 2017) — Ministers from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion today endorsed a five-year action plan framework that includes $64 billion in projects to help the subregion achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development.