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ADB President Takehiko Nakao meets with Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw. Photo: ADB.

ADB President Commends Myanmar’s Progress, Announces Expanded Assistance

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR (14 June 2016) – Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao met with Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss Myanmar’s development prospects, macroeconomic and structural priorities, and ADB’s support to the new administration.

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Delegates at the Green Freight and Logistics in Southeast Asia regional workshop held in Bangkok. Photo: ADB.

Green Freight Approach Needed For Greater Mekong Subregion - Workshop

BANGKOK, THAILAND (2 June 2016) – “Greening” road freight in the Greater Mekong Subregion will help participating countries achieve their Sustainable Development Goals, as well as providing economic benefits, delegates at a workshop in Bangkok heard today.

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Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of Lao PDR (right) greets ADB President Takehiko Nakao. Photo: ADB.

ADB President Affirms Support for Lao PDR Development, Regional Cooperation

VIENTIANE, LAO PDR (4 April 2016) — Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao today met Thongsing Thammavong, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Liane Thykeo, Minister of Finance, and Somdy Douangdy, Minister of Planning and Investment, to discuss how ADB can support the country’s infrastructure, private sector, skills development, and health services.

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Thailand's highway network spans over 70,000 kilometers across all regions. Photo: ADB.

Highway 12 Upgrades to Support Cross-Border Trade and Tourism

BANGKOK, THAILAND (12 March 2016) – The completion of work on a 105-km section of highway from Phisanulok to Lomsak to expand it from two lanes to four, supported by the Asian Development Bank, is expected to generate greater economic activity and increase local competitiveness

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35th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Sub-region Tourism Working Group (TWG-35)

The 35th Meeting of the GMS Tourism Working Group (TWG-35) was held in Da Nang, Viet Nam on 16 June 2015, attended by representatives of the National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) of ve GMS countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, ailand, and Viet Nam), the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Representatives of PRC were unable to join.


ADB Loan to Boost Urban Services in Towns Along GMS Economic Corridor

VIENTIANE, LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (16 November 2015) – The Asian Development Bank has approved a $37 million loan, with an additional $10 million in cofinancing, to support government efforts to improve urban services in Houayxay and Luang Namtha, two towns located along a Greater Mekong Subregion main economic corridor.

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10th Semi-Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment

The 10th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Environment (WGE-SAM10) was held on 11 November 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Rungnapar Pattanavibool, Director, Office of International Cooperation on Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand; and co-chaired by Mr. Pavit Ramachandran, Senior Environment Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Project Officer for the Core Environment Program (CEP).