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.
Singapore tightens security ahead of National Day
10:39 05/08/2019
Singapore has tightened security ahead of its National Day, especially in Padang where a parade is scheduled to take place on August 9th.
EU announces plan to bolster security ties with ASEAN
11:09 03/08/2019
High representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini on August 1st announced the deployment of military advisors in EU’s diplomatic corps in Asia.
Incomes, living standards of Singaporeans improve in 2017-2018
14:19 02/08/2019
The average income and living standards of Singaporeans in the 2017-2018 period have improved compared to the period from 2012-2013, according to the latest Household Expenditure Survey conducted by Singapore Department of Statistics (SingStat).
AMM-52: ministers discusses series of regional issues
10:21 01/08/2019
Delegates to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) in Bangkok on July 31st discussed the building of the ASEAN Community and foreign relations, and reviewed preparations for year-end summits, as well as exchanged ideas on international and regional issues of common concern.
ADB provides guarantees to support trade in Nepal
19:52 31/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB's Trade Finance Program (TFP) and Laxmi Bank Limited, a leading bank in Nepal, signed an agreement on July 30th 2019 to provide guarantees to support trade in the country.
Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM ahead of AMM-52
09:44 30/07/2019
A delegation of Vietnam led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok, Thailand on July 29th.
UNICEF ramps up Ebola prevention efforts as South Sudan assessed as ‘high-risk’ country
10:30 29/07/2019
(CPV) - Crucial information on how to protect oneself from contracting Ebola saves lives. Since January 2019, UNICEF and its partners have engaged more than 3 million people in South Sudan with Ebola prevention messages, the UN children’s agency said on July 29th 2019.
Tonga improves its quality and reliability of health statistics
10:25 29/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD7.5 million grant, sourced from the Asian Development Fund, to support a nationwide, digital health information system that will improve the quality and reliability of health statistics in Tonga.
Indonesia tightens imports of plastic waste
19:04 28/07/2019
Indonesia plans tighter rules to stem a surge in imports of plastic waste.