Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australia’s Mekong Water Resources Program will continue to help develop and better manage the region’s water resources for greater economic opportunities as well as to protect the 60 million people that rely directly on the Mekong River for their livelihoods.

The Department of Foreign Development and Trade supports trade and transport facilitation and private sector development in the Mekong region and helps low income men and women access well regulated and affordable financial services. Collectively, these investments will directly address the women’s economic empowerment objective and aid-for-trade target of the Government’s aid policy.