HONG KONG, CHINA (6 April 2017) — The People’s Republic of China (PRC) needs to accelerate structural reforms in order to boost productivity and sustain growth momentum, says a new Asian Development Bank report.
Scientists are urgently calling for alternative treatments to a malaria “superbug” that now affects four countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture is organizing two policy forums, a GMS Pavilion, chef shows, and coffee and tea demonstrations at the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 on 31 May to 4 June 2017.
BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (20 September 2017) — The Asian Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a results-based loan of $250 million to help establish a demand-driven technical and vocational education and training system in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Thailand is rolling out an ambitious plan to transform the eastern part of the country into an investment, technology, and transportation hub, where all the economic corridors of the Greater Mekong Subregion converge.
Economic growth in Southeast Asia is trending up with nearly all countries showing bright prospects. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at an average of 4.8% in 2017 and 5% in 2018, from 4.7% in 2016.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is operating its first dry port in Savannakhet province, where it is strategically positioned along the Greater Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor, at the mid-point between the nearest Vietnamese seaport of Danang, and Thai ports in Bangkok and Laem Chabang.
BANGKOK, THAILAND (31 May 2017) — The Asian Development Bank and the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Agriculture today opened a series of events on the theme "Discover GMS: Asia's Natural Hub" during the Thaifex World of Food 2017 at Bangkok's Impact Exhibition Center from 31 May to 4 June.
At the southernmost tip of the Mekong Delta, Vietnamese shrimp farmers are going organic and restoring mangrove forests to help protect coastal communities against sea level rise.