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ADB Promotes Harmonized Food Safety, Market Access in GMS

The GMS Pavilion will showcase about 200 safe and environment-friendly food products by 35 small and medium-sized food companies in the subregion. Photo: ADB.

ADB Promotes Harmonized Food Safety, Market Access in GMS

BANGKOK, THAILAND (31 May 2017) — The Asian Development Bank and the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture today opened a series of events on the theme "Discover GMS: Asia's Natural Hub" during the Thaifex World of Food 2017 at Bangkok's Impact Exhibition Center from 31 May to 4 June.

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At the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 in Bangkok, the Greater Mekong Subregion Pavilion will feature high-quality, safe, and environment-friendly food products from the six GMS countries. Photo: ADB.

At the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 in Bangkok, the Greater Mekong Subregion Pavilion will feature high-quality, safe, and environment-friendly food products from the six GMS countries. Photo: ADB.

Mekong Countries Showcase Environment-Friendly Agriculture in Bangkok

The Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture is organizing two policy forums, a GMS Pavilion, chef shows, and coffee and tea demonstrations at the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 on 31 May to 4 June 2017.

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Viet Nam is helping farmers respond to climate change to protect their harvests and their livelihoods. Photo: ADB.

Viet Nam is helping farmers respond to climate change to protect their harvests and their livelihoods. Photo: ADB.

In Viet Nam, Government and Farmers Find New Ways to Manage Climate Change

New laws, policies, training centers—and plenty of infrastructure upgrades like water pumps and irrigation systems—are helping Vietnamese farmers deal with the challenges of weather, geography, and climate change.

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The economic corridors of the Greater Mekong Subregion are not just roads or highways, but they encompass a variety of economic activities that run parallel to main transport routes.

The economic corridors of the Greater Mekong Subregion are not just roads or highways, but they encompass a variety of economic activities that run parallel to main transport routes. Photo: ADB.

Explainer: What is an Economic Corridor?

Sometimes misunderstood as highway projects, the concept of economic corridors can be complex and confusing. Though not simple, they are powerful tools for reducing poverty and increasing economic growth.

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The road project is expected to improve travel between Yangon (in photo), Myanmar’s largest city, and Mae Sot in western Thailand.

The road project is expected to improve travel between Yangon (in photo), Myanmar’s largest city, and Mae Sot in western Thailand. Photo credit: ADB.

Thailand to Support Upgrade of Key Road Link in Southern Myanmar

The Myanmar government recently approved a project that will ensure the completion of the Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor, which stretches from Danang, Viet Nam to Yangon, Myanmar.

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Myanmar’s growth should accelerate over the next couple of years on the back of firming recovery in the major industrial economies and the government’s continued reforms.

Myanmar’s growth should accelerate over the next couple of years on the back of firming recovery in the major industrial economies and the government’s continued reforms. Photo: ADB.

Myanmar’s Economic Growth to Recover with Improved External Environment, Continued Reforms

YANGON, MYANMAR (6 April 2017) — Myanmar’s growth should accelerate this year and the next, driven by a firming recovery in the major industrial economies and the government’s continued reforms, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report launched today.

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