Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
The Thai government’s waste-management policy has reduced the use of 1.5 billion plastic bags since August 17th last year, the country’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported.
Philippines opposes Chinese ships’ presence in EEZ
09:29 11/08/2019
A Philippine diplomat on August 9th said the country will lodge a protest over the unannounced presence of two Chinese survey vessels in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Timor-Leste begins to upgrade 58 kilometers of national road corridor
10:29 10/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB and the Government of Timor-Leste participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on August 9th 2019 in Baucau to officially mark the beginning of construction to upgrade 58 kilometers of the Baucau–Venilale–Viqueque national road corridor.
APEC Year 2020 to begin in November
10:42 09/08/2019
Malaysia will host the APEC Year 2020 from November 26th, 2019 to November 2020, with nearly 16,000 delegates from 21 member economies taking part, APEC 2020 head of logistics Suraya KA Rahman told a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 8th.
Thai government approves fiscal 2020 budget
10:26 08/08/2019
The Thai cabinet has endorsed a budget of THB3.2 trillion (about USD104 billion) for fiscal year 2020, up 6.7 percent from fiscal 2019, which ends on September 30th.
Indonesia curbs private cars to cut air pollution
10:16 08/08/2019
The Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on August 7th announced new regulations to curb private cars as it moves to rein in choking air pollution.
Pakistan improves trade competitiveness and exports
10:15 08/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD500 million policy-based loan to support the Government of Pakistan’s reforms to improve trade competitiveness and exports as a defense against external shocks and to help finance the country’s trade deficit.
Cambodian Prime Minister calls for joint efforts to combat terrorism
15:22 07/08/2019
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on August 5th called for joint efforts to combat terrorism in the region following a series of bomb blasts in neighbouring Thailand last week.
Int’l experts criticise China's illegal activities in East Sea
10:49 07/08/2019
Many international experts have criticised China's illegal activities in the East Sea and demanded China to end its actions that have increased tensions in the region, to comply with international law and to implement trust-building measures to avoid conflicts.
Japan's Fund supports green projects through investments in ADB’s green bonds
17:05 06/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) recently formed a partnership to support green project financing through investments in ADB’s green bonds.