Thailand: Cross-border trade up 6 percent in 2018

Thailand fetched 1.4 trillion THB (44.5 billion USD) from cross-border trade in 2018, up 6 percent over the previous year, but falling short of the set target of 1.5 trillion THB. According to Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade, the ongoing US-China trade row, natural disasters, ...

Rising number of cross-border challenges in Asia and Pacific

Regional cooperation is increasingly necessary to tackle a rising number of cross-border challenges in Asia and the Pacific, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank. Keep reading ...

Drug prevention fight a cross-border effort, Mekong countries confirm

Representatives from Laos, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam gathered in Vientiane on Friday for the opening of a centre that will foster close cooperation and support for the fight against illicit drugs in the region. []Speaking at the ceremony, Major General Somvang said: “Currently, drug ...

German grant to help Mekong countries deal with climate change

Germany committed to investing around 4.6 million US dollars in strengthening cross-border water cooperation among countries along the Mekong River. The fund would be utilized to bolster dialogue related to trans-boundary water resource planning and management among the lower Mekong countries: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Keep ...

Cross-border transport agreement makes progress

Myanmar and Thailand will sign an MOU for the Initial Implementation of a Cross-border Transport Agreement (IICBTA), to facilitate transport between countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in late August. Upon signing the MOU, Myanmar will start cross-border transport activities with Thailand, said U ...

Beating Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

In Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the battle against malaria is advancing at a rapid pace. Between 2012 and 2017, reported malaria cases fell by a staggering 84%, with deaths from the disease down by 93%. In Cambodia, China’s Yunnan Province, the Lao People’s ...


GMS countries meet to facilitate cross-border transport

The Joint Committee for the Greater Mekong Sub-region Cross-Border Transport Facilitation Agreement (GMS-CBTA) convened its 6th meeting in Hanoi on March 15, attracting the participation of the six GMS countries. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnamese, Cambodian to enjoy easy cross-border travel during Tet

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will create favourable conditions for citizens of Vietnam and Cambodia to cross the border for visits during the upcoming traditional New Year (Tet) festival. Locals of Kien Giang and Cambodian provinces of Kampot, Kep, Preah Sihanouk, Koh Kong and ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Thailand to clear air with Laos, Myanmar

Thailand is working with Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the illegal burning of forests. Keep reading   ...


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