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Laos and GMS Partners Adopted Five-Year Action Plan - 2004-12-21


During a meeting hosted by Laos last week, six Mekong Basin countries adopted an action plan to continue their development of the Greater Mekong Sub-region for the next five years that is expected to require a budget of over $15 billion, focussing on nine areas: trade, investment, communications, tourism, energy, telecommunications, agriculture, environment, and human resources development.

However, the GMS nations, which include Laos, Vietnam, China, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia, agreed to give priorities to communications, energy, and telecommunications, and to lure more private sector fund and participation.

As part of this GMS development plan, Laos, Thailand, and the Asian Development Bank agreed on the construction pf a third bridge over the Mekong river linking Thailand's Chiengrai province to Laos' Sayabouly province.

Listen to our Laos Today report for details.

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