Promoting Subregional Cooperation Among Cambodia, the PRC, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam (Phase I)


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Type TA
Sector Public Sector Management
Country Regional
Start 1992
End 1992
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 270

Project Description

This small-scale RETA was undertaken from August 1992 to January 1993. The key activities were consultations between ADB study team and each of the participating governments; the preparation of a draft framework paper on the subregional economic cooperation; the convening of a conference to discuss the results of the consultations and to agree on work to be undertaken under Phase II; and the publication of the results. The publication became available in February 1993.

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.