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Japan will provide 660 billion yen (212 billion baht) in financial assistance to Asean members' infrastructure projects over the next three years. 

Much of the money, in the form of grants and loans, will go towards investment projects under the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) regional cooperation.

Arkhom Termpitayapaisith, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board, said the new financial aid stems from last month's Asean-Japan Commemorative Summit and Japan-GMS meeting.

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