Foreigners in Laos need not request visa extension until April 20th
The Consul Office at the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos announced on April 9 that all foreigners living in Laos, including Vietnamese, do not have to request a visa extension if their Lao visa expires. The decision is effective until April 20th.
Japan provides 3.9 mln USD to help manage flood, drought in lower Mekong basin
10:09 14/03/2020
The Japanese government will provide 3.9 million USD in non-refundable aid to help the Mekong River Commission to increase its flood and drought monitoring and forecasting capacity in the lower Mekong basin.
Southeast Asian countries intensify measures against COVID-19
10:28 13/03/2020
Indonesia’s Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that the city administration would limit public interaction as a precautionary measure to protect local residents from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thailand aims to become ASEAN’s electric vehicle hub
10:06 13/03/2020
Thailand’s government has announced plans to transform the country into an electric vehicle and motorcycle hub of ASEAN within five years via state measures to boost demand, local media said on March 12th.
ASEAN countries boost anti-drug cooperation
10:00 13/03/2020
Thailand and Singapore on March 11th presented three patrol ships to Laos and Myanmar to bolster drug suppression cooperation on the Mekong River.
Malaysian government reviews economic stimulus package
09:55 13/03/2020
The Malaysian government has agreed to review the economic stimulus package was launched by the previous government in late February.
ASEAN, Japan vow to strengthen strategic partnership
17:10 12/03/2020
The 14th meeting of the ASEAN-Japan Joint Cooperation Committee (AJJCC) took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 11th under the co-chair of Ambassador Tran Duc Binh, head of the Vietnamese Permanent Mission to ASEAN, and Japanese Ambassador to ASEAN Chiba Akira.
Norwegian multinational to develop 70-mln-USD solar plant in Indonesia
16:33 12/03/2020
Multinational Scatec Solar plans to invest 70 million USD to build a 70MW solar photovoltaic plant in Labuan Bajo, a famous tourist destination in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara.
Thailand requires arriving foreigners to specify countries recently visited
10:46 12/03/2020
The Immigration Bureau has announced that all foreigners arriving in Thailand must now specify the countries they have recently visited on their arrival card, to filter out the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.
COVID-19: Indonesia records first death, Thailand confirms six more cases
10:31 12/03/2020
Indonesia confirmed the first death from COVID-19 on March 11th.