Promoting Subregional Cooperation Among Cambodia, the PRC, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam - Phase IV, Year 1
The regional technical assistance (RETA) aimed at contributing to the GMS Program-s overall goal of promoting, facilitating, and supporting mutually beneficial economic cooperation among Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and PRC.
Progress (as of March 2021)Project closed
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- Provided support to the GMS countries to accelerate the implementation of priority projects.
- Transport. Implemented the East-West Corridor and the accompanying agreements in facilitating cross-border movement of goods and people, resolved issues for the Kunming-Chiang Rai Road Project, prepared the feasibility study for the Kunming-Haiphong Corridor, and assessed the results of the preinvestment study of the East-West Corridor.
- Energy. Facilatated technical assistance for a regional indicative master plan; coordinated on technical issues for regional power trade; conducted discussions on a regional protocol or treaty on power trade.
- Telecommunications. Facilitated technical assistance for telecommunications policy formulation and improvements in the regulatory framwork, and catalyzed private investments for the development of the subregional telecommunications system.
- Tourism. Facilitated project preparation work for a package of tourism infrastructure projects, and reviewed the institutional framework and roles for subregional cooperation in tourism.
- Human Resources Development. Conducted project development work on HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and higher education; and assessed the social implications of economic corridor development.
- Environment. Facilitated an investment project for critical wetlands and remote watersheds linked to the objectives of reducing poverty; and forged an agreement on a strategic environmental framework that would define high-risk, environmentally fragile areas to urgent environmental projection.
- Trade. Facilitated technical assistance for national capacity building to support trade and improved the regulatory framework for international trade.
- Investment. Facilitated technical assistance for capacity building to support investment promotion and investment facilitation.
- Help the GMS countries to participate more effectively in subregional cooperation by strengthening institution mechanisms for program management and national capacity for subregional planning, coordination, and implementation.