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Title: Evaluating the Effectiveness of GMS Economic Corridors: Why is There More Focus on the Bangkok-Hanoi Road than the East-West Corridor?
Date of publication: October 2007
Description/subject: ABSTRACT: "Since the inauguration of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program in 1992, road infrastructure projects have played a very important role. Their economic significance, especially, has become a focal point after the introduction of the concept of the three economic corridors in 1998: the East-West Economic Corridor; the North-South Economic Corridor; and the Southern Economic Corridor (Figure 1). The completion of the Second International Mekong Bridge between Mukdahan, Thailand and Savannakhet, Laos was an epoch-making event in the development of the East-West Economic Corridor. The business community, however, has paid more attention to the Bangkok-Hanoi Road than the East-West Economic Corridor. This study examines the reasons why the former has received more focus than the latter, by using criteria such as population density and the economic scale at a provincial or state level. Thereafter, the effectiveness of other economic corridors is examined, by applying the same criteria."... Keywords: Transportation, Gravity, Population, Regional Income JEL classification: R40, R58, M31
Author/creator: Masami Ishida
Language: English
Source/publisher: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YTFPTjqJYO6InC8OWUe92NM_AqgvHqe6L2HD2qQbfpO2AlS6EbWXDNyivhGb/view
Format/size: pdf (487K)
Alternate URLs: http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=1YTFPTjqJYO6InC8OWUe92NM_AqgvHqe6L...
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010

Title: Effectiveness and Challenges of Three Economic Corridors of the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Date of publication: 31 August 2005
Description/subject: Abstract: "Since the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) program began in 1992, activities have expanded and flourished. The three economic corridors are composed of the East-West, North-South, and Southern; these are the most important parts of the flagship program. This article presents an evaluation of these economic corridors and their challenges in accordance with the regional distribution of population and income, population pyramids of member countries, and trade relations of member economies."...Keywords: GMS, Mekong, Population, Trade, Human Resource... JEL classification: R12, J60, O22, F10
Author/creator: Masami Ishida
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institute of Developing Economies (Discussion paper 35)
Format/size: pdf (276 K)
Alternate URLs: http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/jetdpaper/dpaper35.htm
Date of entry/update: 21 December 2010

Date of publication: 26 July 2004
Description/subject: "The NCUB’s position is that the ADB should exclude Burma from all GMS projects until Burma is ruled by a government that is committed to the principles of transparency, accountability, public participation in decision-making processes, and independent monitoring. Briefly, NCUB’s position is based on the following grounds:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Council of the Union of Burma (NCUB)
Format/size: html (65K)
Date of entry/update: 05 October 2004