Mekong River at the confluence of three ASEAN countries: Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, Jan 2008. Wikimedia Commons

By Doung Bosba

Khmer Times-Oct 23

There are several Mekong cooperation mechanisms between the lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) with China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the US. The leading mechanisms in terms of sizeable project funding are Mekong-Lancang Cooperation and the Mekong-Japan Cooperation. Sometimes the size of their funding can be confusing because both Japan and China combine all their bilateral funding schemes into their financial contributions pledge in their regional initiatives.

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First published in: Khmer Times