Summary of Proceedings

4th GMS Tourism Minister's Meeting

The 20th anniversary of the GMS Program in 2012 marked a major milestone for subregional tourism cooperation. We are pleased that the GMS Tourism Working Group (TWG) is currently meeting twice annually and acknowledge the role that MTCO is playing as Secretariat to the TWG and coordinator of the Explore Mekong single destination marketing campaign. We recognize that the collective effort of the TWG and other GMS Tourism stakeholders has helped to significantly improve the sustainability and competitiveness of tourism in the subregion.

15th Meeting of the GMS Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC-15)

The RPTCC-15 Meeting was held to: (1) give updates on the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries’ latest power development plans; (ii) discuss the establishment of the Regional Power Coordination Center (RPCC) headquarters and refine its articles of association; (iii) review the Minister-endorsed Regional Investment Framework (RIF) energy sector pipeline and prepare for its implementation; (iii) review the final report of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for GMS regional power development; and, (iv) discuss continuing assistance from development partners to promote GMS power t