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Mekong countries agree to strengthen tourism cooperation

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have agreed to boost tourism cooperation, including improving infrastructure and marketing techniques and developing human resources. During the 44th GMS Tourism Working Group Meeting, held last week in Siem Reap, the six countries that form GMS signed an agreement to ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665908/mekong-countries-agree-to-strengthen-tourism-cooperation/

Mekong summit sees $66B worth of projects agreed to

Six countries pledged to enact $66 billion worth of projects over the next five years at the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit in Hanoi on Saturday, with Cambodia-specific projects scheduled to receive the least amount of funding of any participant. ...

Robin Spiess
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mekong-summit-sees-66b-worth-projects-agreed

ADB urges implementation of cross-border transport pact

As growing trade and investment linkages in Asia and the Pacific have helped to improve the region’s overall resilience to global economic and trade policy uncertainties, countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) need to make swifter progress in streamlining trade through multilateral agreements that ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-urges-implementation-cross-border-transport-pact

Region backs safe food strategy

Agriculture ministers in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) on Friday endorsed a five-year strategy and action plan to build a region-wide food safety system. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5082183/region-backs-safe-food-strategy/

ADB plan aims for synergy in agro sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is close to finalising its five-year action plan for 2018 to 2022 that promotes agricultural-based value chains across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), an area that includes Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and the southern Chinese province of Yunnan, the ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-plan-aims-synergy-agro-sector

GMS gets closer to a food safety strategy

A draft five-year strategy for promoting safe and environment-friendly agriculture products in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) that would enhance regional food safety and promote trade is expected to be finalised today, according to the Asian Development Bank. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40334/gms-gets-closer-to-a-food-safety-strategy/

Agreement to increase cross-border vehicle limit

Cambodia and Thailand will sign a memorandum of understanding on Friday to increase the quota of buses and trucks permitted to cross the border between the two countries, a transport official said yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agreement-increase-cross-border-vehicle-limit

Free vehicle movement

Cambodia, among the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries, has agreed to allow commercial trucks and tourist buses to travel more freely from country to country starting December 1, following lengthy talks, according to a report in the Bangkok Post. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27359/free-vehicle-movement/

Mekong tourism fest opens

The Mekong Tourism Festival, with the Mekong Food Tourism Summit as one of the highlights, starts today in the Kingdom’s tourist haven of Sihanoukville. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26835/mekong-tourism-fest-opens/

GMS ministers calls for the mobilization of the additional $ 30 billion fund

Cambodia and other ministers attending the 20th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Ministerial Conference in Myanmar called for the mobilization of additional funding to fully implement a $30 billion pipeline of investment and technical assistance projects that will drive growth and infrastructure development in the subregion. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/gms-ministers-calls-for-the-mobilization-of-the-additional--30-billion-fund-8941

Cambodia and other GMS countries to meet in Myanmar on infrastructure development

The Cambodia minister and other senior officials from the other countries Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will gather this week for the 20th GMS Ministerial Conference to explore ways to boost infrastructure investment and development, said the press release of the ASIAN Development Bank. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodia-and-other-gms-countries-to-meet-in-myanmar-on-infrastructure-development-8933

Environmentalists issue warning on Mekong biodiversity

Scientists say the Southeast Asia’s rapid development is driving deforestation in the vital Mekong Subregion, and threatening scores of species in one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Trafficking in plant and animal wildlife is accelerating the trend, and governments are being pressed to do ...

Ron Corben
http://www.voanews.com/content/enviornmentalists-issue-warning-on-mekong-biodiversity/2888102.html

Cambodia rides out recession smoothly

Cambodia was the only country in the Greater Mekong subregion to have increased its rate of exports following the 2008 global financial crisis, thanks largely to garments accounting for the majority of its manufacturing exports, a new report has found. The Greater Mekong 5 – Cambodia, ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/cambodia-rides-out-recession-smoothly

Cambodia welcomes Chinese premier's pledge of over 3 bln USD aid to GMS countries

A senior official of the Cambodian government on Saturday welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s pledge of 3.09 billion U.S. dollars aid to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) member countries, saying the offer is essential for socio-economic development and poverty reduction. The offer includes 1 billion ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-12/20/c_133868594.htm

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