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Making Sense of the “Many Mekongs

Political leaders are under constant pressure to introduce new initiatives, because new implies better, and that’s the nature of politics. Even clever repackaging of previous efforts is often not enough. So, it was quite a surprise when, in June 2018, Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha ...

Thomas Parks and Ben Zawacki

Acmecs leaders adopt 5-year plan

The leaders of five Mekong River basin countries on Saturday adopted a five-year master plan focused on improving transport infrastructure, harmonising trade and investment rules, and human resources development. The 2019-23 master plan, the first of its kind, was endorsed by the leaders of Thailand, Cambodia, ...

ACMECS and CLMV need reforms

Open regionalism remains on track in the Mekong region although there is an anti-globalisation wave and rising protectionism in other parts of the world. Regional integration has been and will be one of the main foreign policy objectives of the Mekong countries. The 8th ACMECS (Ayeyawady-Chao ...

Mekong countries forge growth plan

Member countries of the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) are working to develop a master development plan for 2019-23 to strengthen sustainable economic growth and enact better economic management. Keep reading   ...

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