A more integrated, harmonious, prosperous, and equitable Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) requires agriculture to be the lead contributing sector. Regional cooperation in the agriculture sector is guided by the Core Agriculture Support Program (CASP), which is implemented by the Working Group on Agriculture. Under CASP Phase I (2006-2010), GMS member countries expanded agriculture trading, resulting in sizable gains in the global market.
This paper summarizes the proceedings of the Fifth Meeting of the Subregional Energy Forum (SEF) in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, on 11 November 2011.
Border-gate economic zones (BEZs) are symbols of the increased cross-border exchange and the development initiative of the border areas in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Over the past decade, BEZs have been able to attract a great number of women workers seeking for new job opportunities.
The Tenth RPTCC meeting (RPTCC-10) was held to: (i) discuss the requirements for setting up of a Regional Coordination Center (RCC) for power trade in the GMS; (ii) look into a suitable governance structure of the RCC ; (iii) discuss about the selection criteria for RCC headquarters, headquarters agreement, staffing and funding; and (iv) discuss about the contents of agreement to establish the RCC.
The Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (CBTA) is a flagship initiative under the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program to promote transport and trade facilitation.