ADB to Loan $100 Million to Upgrade Road in Kayin on GMS Corridor Route

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to improve a 66.4 kilometre section of road connecting the towns of Eindu and Kawkareik in Kayin state, dubbed as the missing link of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Corridor. The Manila-based lender said the project will improve the existing two-lane road in […]

Stronger joint marketing push for Greater Mekong Subregion

A NEW marketing strategy has been introduced by the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) – which includes Cambodia, Laos, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – at the 20th GMS Ministerial Conference held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Named Experience Mekong Tourism Marketing Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020, the initiative focuses on joint tourism marketing by GMS […]

Myanmar-Thailand road cuts through last wilderness

Across the open door of the immigration office, a black dog sleeps, his ears twitching. It is a slow day at the border, under the tropical afternoon sun. The incessant whine of cicadas off the bumpy red dirt road at my back, snaking through the hills from the west, will soon give way to the […]