With proactive planning and investment in health and other sectors—and the support of partners like ADB—the six countries of the GMS are meeting the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring faster economic recovery.
$30 Million ADB Loan to Scale Up Myanmar’s COVID-19 Health Response
ADB has approved a $30 million loan to boost Myanmar’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan, as additional financing to the GMS Health Security Project, will help the government make immediate investments in 31 district and township hospitals across the country, and human resource capacity to help the health system respond to COVID-19 and other future public health threats. Read more.
ADB Approves $250 Million Loan to Support Myanmar's COVID-19 Response
A $250 million loan from ADB will help the Government of Myanmar respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by mitigating the impacts on people’s health, livelihoods, and the economy, while also ensuring that the poor and vulnerable benefit from the country’s economic recovery. Read more.
$1.5 Billion ADB Loan to Support Thailand's COVID-19 Response
Thailand has one of the more developed health care systems in Southeast Asia, but the country remains highly vulnerable to the pandemic due to its deep integration with regional and global economies. Potential surges in COVID-19 cases could overwhelm the system, resulting in constraints in human resources and medical equipment. ADB will provide a $1.5 billion loan to support the Government of Thailand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
ADB Approves $250 Million Loan to Support Cambodia's COVID-19 Response
ADB approved a $250 million loan to help the Government of Cambodia respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by strengthening the country’s health care system, increasing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable, and providing economic stimulus to businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises. Read more.