US pledges to enhance cooperation with Mekong subregion’s countries

The US will bolster support for countries in the Mekong subregion through…

Securing the future prosperity of the Greater Mekong Subregion

But the subregion faces challenges to its prosperity likereducing poverty, climate change adaptation and mitigation, energy efficiency, food security.

New Study shows Drastic reduction in sediment flows in Mekong River

Drastic reduction in sediment flows in Mekong River much faster and larger than expected, new study shows
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Japan to spend US$7 billion to spur connectivity in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region

Japan’s foreign minister pledged 750 billion yen (US$7 billion) in funding over the next three years to support development and growth in the Southeast Asia’s Mekong region.

Thailand keen to invest in Greater Mekong subregion

Thailand is investing in mega-projects to develop infrastructure and improve water management to make itself ready to become a connecting nation and a hub of food distribution among countries in the Mekong subregion.

China Power Dams on The Mekong are setting off alarm bells

The Mekong, one of the world’s major rivers, starting in Tibet and flowing through south China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, provides sustenance through irrigation and fishing to those living in its basin. But it also provides hydroelectric power through dams, three of which were built in China and with more planned.

Four Immediate Steps for the United States on Myanmar

On her trip to Myanmar, Hillary Clinton offered the Burmese government a few small carrots: The U.S. will allow Myanmar to join the Lower Mekong Initiative, which is a forum including Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and the United States designed to discuss water issues and cooperation along the Mekong.

Greater Mekong Subregion development key to Asean Community

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinwatra has expressed Thailand’s strong support for the development of the Greater Mekong Subregion GMS, saying that Thailand regards the development as a major drive for the realization of the ASEAN Community.