According to bank documents, the project will improve urban-rural transport infrastructure, urban environmental services, and strengthen capacity to implement regional tourism standards in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV). It will help transform secondary towns in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Corridors into green, inclusive and competitive international tourism nodes to boost trade in services and deepen market linkages between members of the GMS and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Regional project preparatory technical assistance (R-PPTA) will update the 10-year GMS tourism sector strategy to validate subregional priorities before preparing investment projects suitable for Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing.
The project impact is sustainable, inclusive, and more balanced tourism development, as envisaged in the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016–2025. The outcome is increased tourism competiveness of secondary towns in Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam.
Project Officer: Schipani, Steven M.
Southeast Asia Department
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