Swiss aid for Mekong communities

The Nation
March 20, 2013

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has granted Bt105 million in aid, via the Mekong Institute (MI), to the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries to help them develop agricultural goods as major export items.

The three-year assistance project will help boost the economic potential of GMS nations, the agency said. The signing ceremony between the SDC and MI took place at Khon Kaen University yesterday, led by Narongchai Akarasenee, chairman of the MI Steering Committee; Suchat Katima, MI director; and Pradeep Itty, director of SDC’s Southeast Asia department.

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