GMS to enhance cooperation
With leaders from the Greater Mekong Sub-region gathering next week in Phnom Penh for a new summit on Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, leading political thinkers and researchers say the LMC mechanism plays a crucial role in enhancing economic cooperation in the region and complements the work being ...
Thailand’s Amata eyes Cambodia
Thailand’s Amata Corporation Plc., which is the country’s largest listed conglomerate in the industrial estate sector, is keen to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) in Cambodia due to the Kingdom’s strategic geographical location in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The plan was announced on Sunday ...
NTT Communications to extend Asia Submarine-Cable Express to Cambodia
The Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) will be extended to Cambodia to provide reliable, high-capacity communication infrastructure for the increasing number of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region, said NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) in a statement issued Friday in Tokyo, Japan. ...
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GMS Countries To Explore Tourism Linkages In Annual Meeting
Member states of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) will meet at an annual meeting in Hanoi on Dec 19 to explore measures to embrace tourism linkages, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. Cao Van Ban, development assistance committee head of Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Association for Economic Cooperation Development (VILACAED), ...
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ADB supports integration of regional energy systems
Countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region can save US$14 billion over the next 20 years if they integrate their power transmission systems, according to a senior official from the Asian Development Bank. A regional power grid connection would enable countries with hydro-power plants to export energy ...
Cambodia's first commercial train begins operation
Cambodia’s modern railway system on Friday commenced commercial rail operations on the 256- kilometer”Southern Line” between the capital city of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville Port. The launching was made after years of renovation with the financial support from the Asian Development Bank and development partners. “ADB ...
ADB announces 3-year pipeline to boost develpment in Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday unveiled its new three-year assistance plan of 525 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia in order to help the country reduce poverty, promote growth and mitigate climate change, the bank said. The plan for 2013-2015 marked the bank’s strategic focus ...
Corridor towns to see $37 million in ADB loans
Battambang, Bavet, Neak Loeung and Poipet are among several towns that will benefit from a $37 million loan from the the first quarter of next year after funding was approved at the 18th Greater Mekong Sub Region (GMS) meeting in Nanning, China. The loan comes from ...
ADB - Asian Development Bank : Greater Mekong Ministers to Review New Phase of Development Priorities
Ministers from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) will review progress on the Regional Investment Framework (RIF) to boost implementation of the GMS Strategic Framework 2012-22, as they meet today and tomorrow for the 18th GMS Ministerial Conference in Nanning, People’s Republic of China (PRC). The ...
‘Tourism, Dynamic Area In Economic Sector’
Rita O’ Sullivan, ADB Country Director Tourism is a dynamic component in the economic sector. In the Greater Mekong Sub Region – Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia – bound together by the Mekong River, the tourism industry is a driving force, says Rita O’ Sullivan, ...
20-year-old GMS plans new phase of investment
The Greater Mekong Sub-region development scheme, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is moving forward with a new generation of investment aimed at strengthening connectivity, competitiveness and community over the next decade. The GMS will play a strategic role in connecting Southeast Asia with South ...
Mekong environment ministers talk on sustainable economic development
Cambodia on July 28th hosted the 3rd Greater Mekong Sub- Region Environment Ministers to look forward to sustainable economic development in the region and to talk about current projects to reduce harm for regions and also to minimize several environmental challenges affecting natural resources, forest and ...
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