This July, senior officials of the Greater Mekong Subregion will discuss the initial findings of the taskforce reviewing the program’s progress. The GMS Senior Officials Meeting will be held on 6 July 2017 in Thailand’s capital Bangkok.
Vulnerable towns in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam are using “green infrastructure” to stave off the impacts of climate change.
Japan’s Ambassador to Cambodia Hidehisa Horinouchi and Asian Development Bank Country Director Samiuela Tukuafu recently joined Cambodia’s Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, Sok Chenda Sophea, on a visit to the Bavet Industrial Park near the border with Viet Nam.
The best tourism startups will converge at the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum on June 6 to pitch their business plans to venture capitalists and industry experts.
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.
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.
An ambitious effort is underway to connect the rail systems of Mekong countries so that passengers and freight can move seamlessly across borders.