LAUNCHING ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ON SME CLUSTERS AND VALUE CHAIN INTEGRATION – NOVEMBER 12-16, KHON KAEN

The development of SME clusters and export consortia will be a vital tool in enabling SMEs in the CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) to take advantage of the increased opportunities for economic growth provided by AEC 2015.  To enable SMEs to be better prepared for AEC integration, MI has recently conducted the Action Research …

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NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SME CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT CONSORTIA FORMATION; YANGON, MYANMAR

August 15-16, 2012 – In collaboration with the New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade Aid Programme and various local private and public sector organizations, the Mekong Institute (MI) recently conducted its two-day national workshop, SME Cluster Development and Export Consortia Formation, in Yangon, Myanmar.  The workshop included participants from the Central Department of SME Development …

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PROMOTING LAO SME THROUGH CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT AND EXPORT CONSORTIA

The Economic Research Institute for Trade (ERIT), the Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Office (SMEPO) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the Thailand-based Mekong Institute (MI) under funding from the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAID) conducted the National Workshop on SME Cluster Development and Export Consortia on 15-16 August …

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REGIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM ON ENHANCING THE UTILIZATION OF ASEAN FTAS, TRADE NEGOTIATION AND TRADE POLICY DEVELOPMENT, JULY 23-AUGUST 3, 2012

The regional training program, Enhancing the Utilization of ASEAN FTAs, Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy Development, was successfully concluded on the Friday, 3 August. The two-week training program, held at the Mekong Institutes (MI) residential training facility in Khon Kaen, constitutes one section of MIs three-year, Capacity Development Program for Integrating CLMV Economies into AEC, …

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INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ON CONDUCTING EFFECTIVE TRADE EVENTS, JUNE 18-22, 2012

On Monday of June 18, 2012, the Mekong Institute (MI) launched an International Training Programme entitled, Conducting Effective Trade Events.  The training program aimed to increase participants understanding of the importance of export trade for business growth and expansion.  A total of 18 participants from the ministries of commerce and industry, trade promotion agencies, chambers …

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TOT ON FREIGHT LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AND WORKSHOP ON “CLEAN TRUCK FLEET – FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS ENERGY EFFICIENCY”

The ADB-GMS Environment Operations Centre (EOC) and the Mekong Institute carried out a survey of freight companies in August 2011 and held a workshop for logistic companies and related stakeholders in October 2011 to develop recommendations for fuel and logistics efficiency in the freight transport sector. Building on these recommendations, a two-day training course was …

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REGIONAL TRAINING ON TRADE EVENT PROMOTION HELD ON 22-26 AUGUST 2011

The 5-day regional training on Trade Event promotion was held on 22nd August to 26th August 2011 at Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen. On the first day, the participants were warmly welcomed by Dr. Suchat Katima, MI Director. In his speech, Dr. Suchat also expressed his appreciation to Japanese Government for cooperating with MI on the …

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DEVELOPMENT OF SME CLUSTERS AND EXPORT CONSORTIA, 4-29 JUL 2011

The Mekong Institute is currently implementing the Regional Learning Program on Development of SME Clusters and Export Consortia at the MI Residential Training Center in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The 4-week learning program started from 4th till 29th July, 2011under the sponsorship of the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA). This program will provide the participants in …

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MI TRADE FACILITATION TEAM ATTENDING EWEC FORUM IN DONG HA CITY, VIETNAM

MI Trade Facilitation team attended the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) Forum in Dong Ha City, Vietnam from 25 26 June 2010. The forum was the first regional event in Dong Ha City, organized by Peoples Committee of Quang Tri Province and World & Vietnam Report.  More than 500 delegates from 5 GMS countries participated in …

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