Upward tick in malaria cases threatens global efforts to eradicate disease

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and DT Families Foundation have signed an agreement that will make a tangible difference to permanently eliminating malaria in Thailand. []The threat from the mosquito-borne infectious disease has also risen dramatically with the recent emergence of drug-resistant strains in ...

Vietnam commits to realising GMS high-tech agriculture priority

The Government of Vietnam is committed to implementing initiatives of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), including those on high-tech organic agriculture, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Keep reading ...

Vu Thi Phuong

Govt ready to scrap region border checks

Thailand has supported the Cross Border Transport Agreement (CBTA) and is ready to eliminate border inspection stops to let foreign vehicles and ships travelling from countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region into the country, says Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.  Keep reading   ...


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

$66b invested in Greater Mekong Sub-region: ADB official

The Greater Mekong, including Việt Nam, is expected to have a colossal US$66 billion poured in to strengthen regional economic co-operation in the next five years, said an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official on Tuesday. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Water crises are hitting our economies: Time to hit back with natural infrastructure

With rapidly dwindling water supplies, Cape Town is making headlines as a city in the throes of a crisis. Residents, already experiencing impacts on their businesses and lives, are bracing for the worst as the government is forced to implement draconian water restrictions.  []We are beginning ...

NNL Staff

Governments to work out ways to reinforce Vietnam-Laos ties

The 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental Committee, scheduled to take place in Laos on February 4 and 5, will review the implementation of the two counties’ cooperation plan in 2017 and set tasks for this year. []Bilateral transport connectivity projects have been accelerated within the ...

VOV Reporter

Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai

Thailand is ready to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between 22-26 January, 2018, at the Chiang Mai Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) under the theme “ASEAN-Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity”.[]Thailand is hosting the event for the sixth time, but has relocated it for ...

Theodore Koumelis

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 ...

Chea Vannak

Regional highway brings prosperity to Laos’ northwest

Almost 10 years after completion, the Greater Mekong Sub-region Northern Economic Corridor Route (R3) has changed people’s living standards for the better along the road thanks to increased trade, transport and tourism.Keep reading ...

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