Thailand revitalising Acmecs scheme

By On June 12, 2018

Thailand revitalising Acmecs scheme

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Thailand is host for this week's 8th Acmes summit. (Graphic by PRD for Ministry of Foreign Affairs))

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Renewed schemes for the region's three great rivers -- under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (Acmecs) -- are making a comeback after some soul-searching amid a plethora of connectivity plans. Bangkok will host the 8th Acmecs summit this Friday and Saturday.

The Acmecs is a cooperation framework aiming to reduce the economic gap and promoting development cooperation among Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam as well as improving their river-related livelihoods.

It is the only sub-regio nal organisation that incorporates the three rivers into one strategic scheme affecting 220 million people. It could serve as a model for South-South Cooperation as well as strengthening the community-building in Asean.

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Source: Google News Thailand | Netizen 24 Thailand

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