New report reviews China's 5-year cooperation with Mekong countries

The Blue Book of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) 2020 was released Tuesday in southwest China, marking the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the LMC mechanism. The mechanism was launched by six countries — China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam — in 2016. It derives ...

EU stumps up $11mln for Greater Mekong wildlife conservation

The European Union (EU) has teamed up with wildlife and conservation groups in the Greater Mekong region, Malaysia, and China to try and disrupt the flow of illegally trafficked wildlife through the region. The €10 million (about $11.14 million) project which will run through until December ...

Sreypov Men

ADB loan to boost highways

Thailand has gained a US$99.4 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help upgrade some of the country’s highways and improve road safety in the Northeast. []“Transport infrastructure is an important driver of growth for Thailand’s economy,” said Subramaniam. “Improving the country’s road network ...

Construction work to renovate National Highway 5 begins

The renovation of National Road 5 continues, with construction work on the section that runs from Prek Kdam area in Kandal to Thlea Ma’Am in Pursat province beginning yesterday. The 135-kilometre road section will be expanded to four lanes at a cost of $261 million. ...

TAT chooses Pattaya yacht club for key event

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has chosen the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya for this year’s Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion, or TTM+. The three-day event , taking place June 13-15, will showcase luxurious and romantic travel ...

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 transport projects make Vietnam better connected

Vietnam is the only country in the GMS that has participated in all three economic corridors. They include the north-south corridor that connects Vietnam with China, the east-west to link Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city in the central region with Laos and all ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Mekong region: A new growth centre for Asia

Inclusive and open regionalism has been the driving force for growth in the region and the Greater Mekong Subregion countries must endeavour to ensure that regional initiatives benefit all the GMS member states, argues Chheang Vannarith. Geographically located between the two Asian giants, China and India, ...

Chheang Vannarith

Securing the Greater Mekong Sub-region’s future

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

2,000 participants to attend GMS Summit in Vietnam

The 6th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit will be held here on March 29-31, with the expected participation of some 2,000 participants. Keep reading ...


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