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Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong
Vientiane, Lao PDR/Hanoi, Viet Nam, 31 August 2020 – Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.
Vietnam and Mekong countries cooperate in promoting sustainable tourism
NDO – Vietnam is keeping close watch on COVID19 developments while working with countries which have been done well in controlling the epidemic in order to ensure safety for tourists and the entire community.
GMS countries discuss ways to restore tourism during, after COVID-19 pandemic
PHNOM PENH, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Senior tourism officials of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) convened the first Destination Mekong Summit via video conference to discuss ways to restore tourism during and after the COVID-19 crisis, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Wednesday.
UN outlines path to sustainable recovery in Southeast Asia
Tackling inequality, bridging the digital divide, greening the economy, and upholding human rights and good governance will be critical for Southeast Asia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said.
ADB Highlights Support for GMS Transport and Economic Corridors in ASEAN Forum
The ASEAN Forum on Subregional Development discussed measures to link Mekong subregional cooperation programs with the ASEAN and other subregional groupings to achieve the common goal of narrowing development gaps and to build a stronger ASEAN community.
Myanmar to build SEZ connecting Greater Mekong Sub-Region East-West Economic Corridor, West Yangon Industrial Park
Myanmar will implement a Special Economic Zone project in Mon State and West Yangon Industrial Park project, said Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Thaung Tun during a Myanmar-Japan Investment Dialogue held via video conference on July 29.
Myanmar MPs Approve ADB Loan for Mekong Corridor Highway
Myanmar’s Union Parliament on Wednesday approved a US$483.8 million (660 billion kyats) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ABD) for an expressway that is a part of the international East West Economic Corridor (EWEC).
CLMV’s economic growth crashes to two-decade low due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has caused the rate of economic growth in the CLMV bloc to be at its lowest in two decades, the CLMV economies could grow at 3.4 percent this year.
MTCO outlines recovery campaign
Many travel experiences that define the Mekong Region will cease to exist, small businesses will struggle, and not all will survive, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office executive director, Jens Thraenhart, told an online gathering of tourism experts on Tuesday.