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30 June 2023

GMS Countries Roll Out Various Smart Tourism and Digital Initiatives

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030 (GMS-2030) emphasizes new possibilities opened by digitalization. At the recently held 51st GMS Tourism Working Group Meeting (TWG-51), GMS countries highlighted various digital initiatives they are implementing, which are helping boost their tourism markets and improve visitor management.

30 June 2023

How Tourists Can Support Sustainable Agriculture around the Mekong Region

Agriculture has been a double-edged sword for the Greater Mekong Sub-Region: while it provides an ample source of nutrition and business for GMS countries, it also places undue pressure on the environment.

16 June 2023

GMS Officials Discuss Priorities for Climate-smart Agri-food Value Chains and Green Financing

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Agriculture (WGA) was held on 10–12 May 2023 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

9 June 2023

ADB’s Public Private Partnership Academy Delivers Training to GMS Officials

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Secretariat, in cooperation with the Office of Public Private Partnership (OPPP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), organized a training on public private partnerships on 31 May 2023 under ADB's PPP Academy initiative.

29 May 2023

Lao PDR Prime Minister Urges Development of Country’s Digital Pillars

Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone urged for intensive action to bolster the country’s digital pillars in his address at the Ministerial Level Conference on Blockchain 4.0 Development for Digital Economy Development.

28 May 2023

Da Nang to Develop Its Logistics Services to Become a Key Logistics Center for Viet Nam's Central KER and the EWEC

The Da Nang People’s Committee approved a project to develop the city’s logistics services and become a logistics center by 2030 for the central key economic region (KER), which includes the provinces and cities of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Da Nang, and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC).

23 May 2023

Guangxi Plans to Build Green Food Processing and Manufacturing Base

The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) plans to build a green food processing and manufacturing base for the ASEAN, said Mr. Xu Liqing, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Information Technology of GZAR.

22 May 2023

Thailand’s Unemployment Rate Lowest in 3 Years as Tourism Rebounds

Thailand’s unemployment rate dropped to 1.05%, its lowest in three years, as the country’s tourism industry rebounds. Employment increased to 2.4% in January-March, up from a 1.5% rise in the previous three months, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).

22 May 2023

WWF Reports Discovery of 380 Species of Flora and Fauna in the GMS

A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report highlights the discovery of 380 new species of flora and fauna in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).

22 May 2023

5th Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Construction Reaches 72% Completion

Construction work on the 5th Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge has surpassed 72% completion, and is expected to be completely finished by the end of 2024. The bridge will connect Paksan, Bolikhamsai Province (Lao PDR) to Bueng Kan Province (Thailand) across the Mekong River.