AEIR 2018

Cross-border Infrastructure

Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS)

The Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy or ACMECS is a cooperation framework among Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam to utilize member countries’ diverse strengths and to promote balanced development in the subregion. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand initiated the establishment of this cooperation framework in April 2003. The areas of cooperation include, among others, transport, and trade and investment facilitation.