International Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) and Its Impact on East West Economic Corridor (EWEC)


Following the post-Cold War era, in 1992 the Mekong region countries established an Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the development of their economies, societies and cultures. One of the projects, in the Mekong region The development of East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) linking with Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, for the purpose of trade, investment and tourism by linking the Pacific Oceans and Indian Oceans. This article attempts to tentatively answer which stakeholder countries will gain and which impacts from the EWEC, will act to strengthen the relationship of the countries on mainland Southeast Asia, which is consistent and linked to cooperation in the GMS and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as well as the countries in the GMS as a base for manufacturing, marketing and logistics for the Important Geo-Economics in Southeast Asia.

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Pittaya Suvakunta, Thammasat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACAS2015
Stream: South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand

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