MANILA, PHILIPPINES (12 December 2012) - The next phase of Greater Mekong Subregion investments should expand the program into new areas such as multisector investments towards urban development, connecting remote areas with growth centers, and extending existing corridors into Myanmar, ministers attending the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference in Nanning, People's Republic of China said today in a joint statement.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 December 2012) - Ministers from the Greater Mekong Subregion will review progress on the Regional Investment Framework to boost implementation of the GMS Strategic Framework 2012-2022, as they meet today and tomorrow for the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference in Nanning, People's Republic of China.
BANGKOK, THAILAND (11 December 2012) – The Government of Sweden today committed $8.3 million for a second phase of the Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative (CEP-BCI), an Asian Development Bank (ADB) administered program helping the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) achieve environmentally-friendly economic growth.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (7 November 2012) - The Asian Development Bank and Australian Agency for International Development will provide an $87.39 million package of loans and grants to help Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam pair infrastructure upgrades with community-based disaster risk management and enhanced regional forecasting to improve flood and drought preparedness in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (31 October 2012) - The Asian Development Bank is providing $20 million in grants and loans to support Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam prevent the spread of HIV infections in 23 border provinces where risks are growing due to increased population movement and commercial activities along economic corridors.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 September 2012) - The six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion celebrate 20 years of economic cooperation today, with the once conflict-ridden area now an Asian showcase for growth, poverty reduction, and regional integration.
MANDALAY, MYANMAR (28 June 2012) - Ministers and senior government officials from the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries met today to discuss ways of expanding economic corridors to better facilitate the movement of people and products around the subregion.
BANGKOK, THAILAND (20 February 2012) - The management of food, water and energy resources in the Greater Mekong Subregion will be the most critical challenge of the coming decade, requiring careful balance of economic and environmental interests and better management of natural resources, a conference on the future of the region heard today.
BANGKOK, THAILAND (17 February 2012) – Policy-makers from the Greater Mekong Subregion will meet in Bangkok next week to discuss the challenges and opportunities for balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 December 2011) - At the conclusion of the 4th Greater Mekong Subregion Summit today, leaders of the six nations that share the Mekong River agreed on a new 10-year plan to boost growth, development and poverty reduction across the subregion.
BANGKOK, THAILAND (30 November 2011) – The International Conference GMS 2020 scheduled for 15-16 November 2011 in Bangkok has been postponed due to the prevailing flooding of Bangkok and its vicinity.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (4 August 2011) - Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are poised to move the GMS Economic Cooperation Program into a second generation of initiatives over the next 10 years.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (4 August 2011) – Key development partners of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program met senior officials of the GMS countries to discuss support for the new Strategic Framework 2012-22 that will guide the program over the next decade. The meeting was part of the 17th GMS Ministerial Conference held on 2-4 August in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (1 August 2011) – Representatives of the Greater Mekong Subregion countries reaffirmed their continued support for regional cooperation on biodiversity conservation and environmental management.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (26 July 2011) - Environment ministers of the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries are expected to decide on the program framework for continued regional environmental cooperation when they hold the 3rd GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting on 28 July.
VIENTIANE, LAO PDR (30 June 2011) – Progress in developing the economic corridors in the Greater Mekong Subregion will be a key indicator of the success of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program, delegates at today's Third Economic Corridors Forum meeting heard.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (25 January 2011) - The Asian Development Bank will continue to help countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion promote tourism as a way to reduce poverty. The announcement came at the 2011 ASEAN Tourism Forum in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (27 December 2010) - The Asian Development Bank will provide a technical assistance grant to help countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion achieve greater connectivity through coordinated railway development.