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GMS biodiversity conservation corridors to operate from 2019

The Greater Mekong Subregion biodiversity conservation corridors and project management plans will be put into operation from 2019, said Vice Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Environment Nguyen The Dong. Dong, who is also the director of the project’s management board, said that the ...

Mekong countries attend friendship border exchange program in Vietnam

Delegations from all six members of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), including Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the third friendship border exchange program in Vietnam’s Hanoi capital on Saturday evening. During the exchange program, with the presence of Vietnam’s top legislator ...

GMS nations need greater connectivity to spark growth: Expert

Dr Watcharas Leelawath, executive director of the Mekong Institute last Friday said cooperation and greater connectivity among the member states are necessary to get the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) to take off. Keep reading ...

8 ways to promote natural capital investments in the GMS

Natural capital has been a key contributor to the Greater Mekong Subregion’s (GMS) rapid economic growth over the past 3 decades. However, the subregion’s key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline. Keep reading ...

Spouses of GMS leaders learn about life of Vietnamese women in history

Spouses of leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), who are in Hanoi for the sixth GMS Summit (GMS-6), visited the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in downtown Hanoi on March 31 to learn about the life and cultural heritage of Vietnamese women throughout history. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

US$66 billlion to boost GMS economic co-operation

Sixty-six billlion US Dollars in 220 projects will be invested in the Greater Mekong Subregion to strengthen regional economic co-operation in the next five years. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Mekong group sets sights on agriculture

The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), a relatively new mechanism to enhance regional cooperation among Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries and China, is still in its infant stages, but has already achieved a great deal when it comes to the development of agriculture technology in the region, ...

Mekong countries call for accelerated action to eliminate malaria before 2030

Drug resistance is still the main concern for health authorities in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.Yesterday, representatives from these countries called for accelerated action to eliminate malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) by the year 2030.The call comes amid concern over resistance ...

The Vientiane Times reporter

Mekong region sees airports as the way forward

Tourism and aviation analysts are discussing methods to deliver dynamic growth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which is home to more than 20 airlines and serves more than 250 million travellers a year.Across the region, 12 airports can each service more than 10 million ...

Suchat Sritama

Human traffickers continue targeting young Lao

Thousands of young people including local factory workers have been lured into the trap of human trafficking, experts in the field have highlighted. Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) has called for governments in the region, notably those in Mekong Sub-region to work harder in ...

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