USD180 million ADB loan to improve water supply in Yangon city, Myanmar
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD180 million loan to construct a 34-kilometer water transmission system that will help transfer 818 million liters of water a day to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.
ASEAN 2020: sub-regional development on table on AMM-53 first working day
10:56 10/09/2020
Sub-regional development was among the key topics of discussion during the first working day of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings on September 9.
Singapore calls for stronger intra-ASEAN cooperation in COVID-19 fight
19:15 09/09/2020
Speaker of the Singaporean Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin called for a coordinated and well-calibrated approach to regional challenges and stressed the importance of strengthening existing intra-ASEAN cooperation efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan, five Southeast Asian countries collaborate in cancer research
19:00 09/09/2020
The National Cancer Centre Japan (NCCJ) has recently launched a cooperative project with five Southeast Asian countries to develop cancer genomic medicines and other new drugs to provide better treatment for patients.
Thailand to highlight multilateral cooperation at AMM-53
13:17 06/09/2020
Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai will attend the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Related Meetings on September 9-12 via videoconference, under the chair of Vietnam.
APEC summit to be held online Dec. 4 due to COVID-19
10:29 05/09/2020
The annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum will be held online December 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an Asian diplomatic source said on September 4.
ADB grant to boost Mongolia's medical response to COVID-19 threat
11:10 04/09/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a further grant to Mongolia of $1.5 million from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to boost medical responses to the threat posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The financial assistance is sourced from the Government of Japan’s contribution to APDRF.
Singapore maintains Asia-Pacific’s top spot on global innovation
10:48 04/09/2020
For the seventh consecutive year, Singapore has retained the top spot as Asia-Pacific's most innovative nation in the latest Global Innovation Index.
Indonesia plans to produce COVID-19 vaccine
16:54 03/09/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared that the country has set a plan to start its own vaccine production by mid-2021.
Viet Nam and other countries in Asia-Pacific plan to response and recover COVID-19 and hunger
16:46 03/09/2020
(CPV) - As COVID-19 continues to threaten lives and livelihoods across many countries of the Asia-Pacific region, it has led to setbacks in the fight to end hunger and malnutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced on September 1st 2020.