Mekong countries invest in transport infrastructure

Bangkok: The six counties bordering the Mekong river have agreed to use 90% of the $30bn regional development fund to develop transport infrastructure over the next ten years.

China and the other five southeast Asian countries, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, will jointly develop railways, roads and maritime ports to promote regional trading.

The six parties will jointly set up special economic zones along the borders and improve the transport rules to facilitate more cross-border transport. [22/12/14]

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