Many in Northeast Asia wish to see the Tumen Basin develop into a place for economic cooperation and competition. One such plan is the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI), formerly known as Tume. River Area Development Project (TRADP), being carried out under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The 20-year 80 billion USD plan calls for the creation of port facilities and transportation infrastructure in the region to support a multinational trade entrepot. Countries participating in the GTI are China, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia and South Korea.
Sin, Steve S. 2010. “Greater Tumen Area Economic Development Project: A Background.” United States Forces Korea Open-Source Analysis Report (January).