ADB to Help Mitigate Risk of Floods, Droughts in Lower Mekong Basin

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (7 November 2012) - The Asian Development Bank and Australian Agency for International Development will provide an $87.39 million package of loans and grants to help Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam pair infrastructure upgrades with community-based disaster risk management and enhanced regional forecasting to improve flood and drought preparedness in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

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ADB Supports Lao PDR, Viet Nam in Addressing HIV Threat in Border Areas

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (31 October 2012) - The Asian Development Bank is providing $20 million in grants and loans to support Lao People's Democratic Republic and Viet Nam prevent the spread of HIV infections in 23 border provinces where risks are growing due to increased population movement and commercial activities along economic corridors.

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The Mekong River Basin is the richest river basin in the world in terms of fish stocks, and its productivity is directly linked to the livelihood of people in the region. Photo: ADB.

Countries of the Mekong River: 12 Things to Know

The six nations that share the Mekong River celebrate this year 2 decades of economic cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Program, which was established with the assistance of ADB in 1992.