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Money for Mekong River nations


The first ever summit between Japan and the Mekong river nations has ended with Tokyo pledging $5.5 bn in loans and grants for the five countries.

The projects include developing ports, airports and power lines in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Burma.

Melanie Wray reports.

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