ADB supports Lao PDR's emergency response to COVID-19
25/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a USD20 million loan to support the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
At least 76 dead in Pakistan plane crash
10:46 23/05/2020
At least 76 bodies have been recovered after Pakistan International Airline flight 8303 crashed in Karachi Friday, according to a statement from the Sindh Health Department.
ADB, Mongolia sign grant to improve transport services in Ger areas
10:38 22/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Mongolia signed a USD2 million grant to improve the accessibility, safety, security, and quality of transport services along the Chingeltei street corridor in the ger areas of Ulaanbaatar city.
At least 19 million children at imminent risk as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in Bangladesh and India
15:57 21/05/2020
(CPV) - At least 19 million children in parts of Bangladesh and India are at imminent risk from flash flooding, storm surges and heavy rain as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall today, UNICEF has warned. The Indian state of West Bengal, home to more than 50 million people, including over 16 million children, is expected to take a direct hit from the powerful storm.
Use SDGs and Paris Agreement to guide recovery from COVID-19
11:44 21/05/2020
(CPV) - The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly launched today the latest edition of the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership Report - Fast-Tracking the Sustainable Development Goals: Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations on the sidelines of the 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustain
COVID-19: Singapore, Malaysia discuss economic recovery
10:12 21/05/2020
Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and his Malaysian counterpart Tengku Zafrul Aziz on May 19th discussed economic recovery measures via a video conference as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually eased.
ASEAN senior officials meet online
11:41 19/05/2020
The ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) at the Deputy Foreign Ministerial level was held on May 18th in the form of a teleconference, with Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM, participating.
Indonesia rolls out USD43 billion stimulus for MSMEs, SOEs
11:26 19/05/2020
The Indonesian government is rolling out a 641.17 trillion rupiah (43 billion USD) economic recovery stimulus, bigger than previous allocations, to soften the impact of COVID-19 on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), as well as state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Vietnam proposes stronger ties between ASEAN, partners to handle outbreaks
11:44 16/05/2020
Deputy Minister of Defence Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh on May 15th suggested ASEAN countries enhance their connectivity with ASEAN+3 nations and other partners to cope with outbreaks of disease.
Cambodia: Anti-money laundering draft law approved
11:19 16/05/2020
Cambodia’s draft law of anti-money laundering bill was approved on May 15th at the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen.