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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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.
This brochure looks at plans for the Third Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Corridor Towns Development Project, to improve urban services in three towns in southern Myanmar.
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.
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
The TTF newsletter highlights the ADB’s Transport and Trade Facilitation Activities in Southeast Asia.
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR (14 January 2016) - The Government of Myanmar today announced new requirements, developed with assistance from the Asian Development Bank, for assessing the environmental and social impacts of investment projects.
Major expansion in the Greater Mekong Subregion power sector will bring added environmental and social pressures, and more attention needs be paid to incorporating greater sustainability into the power planning process.
Ministers from the governments of Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, met in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 10 September 2015 for the 20th Ministerial Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program.
This is the joint ministerial statement from the 4th Environment Ministers' Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Republic of the Union of Myanmar on 29 January 2015.
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.
The GMS countries convened the 19th meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC-19) on 16–17 November in Bangkok, Thailand.
HA NOI, VIET NAM (3 December 2015) – The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan to support government efforts to boost urban and water services in Bac Giang, Mong Cai and Sa Pa, three towns located along the North-South Economic Corridor within the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The 14th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Human Resource Development was held on 19-20 November 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
VIENTIANE, LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (17 November 2015) – The Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic today signed an agreement for a $3 million grant to support the government’s efforts to eliminate the spread of drug-resistant malaria in the country.
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.
YANGON, MYANMAR (12 November 2015) — The Asian Development Bank has approved a $100 million loan to improve a 66.4 kilometer section of road connecting the towns of Eindu and Kawkareik in Kayin state, the missing link of the Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Corridor.
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).