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GMS Tourism Top Sites

  • Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025

    Connectivity in ASEAN encompasses the physical (e.g., transport, ICT, and energy), institutional (e.g., trade, inve

    Connectivity in ASEAN encompasses the physical (e.g., transport, ICT, and energy), institutional (e.g., trade, investment, and services liberalisation), and people-to-people linkages (e.g., education, culture, and tourism) that are the foundational supportive means to achieving the economic, political-security, and socio-cultural pillars of an integrated ASEAN Community.

    Master​-Plan​-on​-ASEAN​-Connectivity​-20251.pdf (2 MB)
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  • Video: New Road in Lao PDR Changes Everything

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has built a new road with help from ADB linking the tourist town of Luangprab

    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has built a new road with help from ADB linking the tourist town of Luangprabang with the country’s border with Thailand. Finished in 2014, the 367-km road provides access to goods, services and jobs and new businesses are flourishing along its length.

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  • Status Report on Myanmar’s Designated Ecotourism Sites

    This report was produced as a key input into the Government of Myanmar’s Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy

    This report was produced as a key input into the Government of Myanmar’s Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy (2015-2025). It overviews the status of tourism and conservation issues in 22 protected areas identified as having ecotourism potential. The technical content and base assessment work for the report was led by the GMS Core Environment Program and the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development led publishing.

    Status Report on Myanmar Designated Ecotourism Sites..pdf (6 MB)
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  • Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy

    Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy intends to use ecotourism as a driving force to strengthen the managem

    Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy intends to use ecotourism as a driving force to strengthen the management of Myanmar’s expanding protected areanetwork. It aims to engage all stakeholders to implement ecotourism policies, business models, and management approaches that protect the unique ecosystems of Myanmar, and celebrate indigenous groups that havemade these special areas their home. 

    Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy.pdf (7 MB)
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  • ADB Environment Operational Directions 2013-2020

    In the context of Strategy 2020 and in the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20

    In the context of Strategy 2020 and in the follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), this ADB report provides a coherent overview of ADB environment operations and to articulate how it will step up efforts to help the region achieve a transition to environmentally sustainable growth or green growth. Building on ADB sector and thematic plans, this paper includes a brief review of recent ADB experience in environment operations, and identifies effective approaches for the development of “greener” country partnership strategies, investment projects, and associated knowledge and technical assistance activities. 

    ADB Environment Operational Directions 2013​-2020 ​- Green Growth.pdf (911 KB)
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  • Myanmar Ecotourism Master Plan - 2013-2020

    This Master Plan is intended as a roadmap to shape the future of tourism in Myanmar. It defines a clear vision, guiding

    This Master Plan is intended as a roadmap to shape the future of tourism in Myanmar. It defines a clear vision, guiding principles and strategic programs in the form of a long-term implementation framework (2013-2020) which is well-suited to the needs of the industry.

    Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2013​-2020.pdf (4 MB)
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  • GMS Atlas of the Environment - 2nd Edition

    Prepared for the 20th Anniversary of the GMS, this second edition of the Atlas offers a unique overview of the exquisite

    Prepared for the 20th Anniversary of the GMS, this second edition of the Atlas offers a unique overview of the exquisite beauty and diversity of the subregion’s natural environment. It also highlights the tremendous progress made by the GMS countries, as well as the need to address the increasing risks that they face. 


    Access the Atlas here.

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