Indonesian President sworn in for second term
Indonesian President Joko Widodo was officially sworn in on October 20 for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions in infrastructure development.
Indonesia: Four helicopters deployed to douse forest fires
16:11 26/08/2019
The forest fire task force of Indonesia’s Riau province has deployed four helicopters to douse the forest fires raging across the southern part of the province on Sumatra Island.
Thailand mulls new packages for foreign investors hit by trade war
15:57 26/08/2019
The Thai Government has ordered the Board of Investment (BoI) to devise a relocation package for foreign investors wishing to shift from China to Thailand as a result of the US-China trade dispute.
ADB supports Georgia to increase productivity and reduce poverty
15:44 26/08/2019
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has endorsed a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Georgia.
Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
16:04 20/08/2019
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.
Guizhou supports its development of innovation intelligent transport system
15:59 20/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD199.46 million loan to support the development of an innovative intelligent transport system to reduce pollution, cut traffic congestion, and improve transport safety in Gui’an, a fast-growing new city of Guizhou Province. The project will be a pilot for other cities demonstrating integrated smart transport development.
Thailand expects economic growth of over 3 percent this year
11:33 19/08/2019
The economic cabinet of Thailand remains optimistic that the country’s economic growth will exceed 3 percent this year despite the sluggish global outlook.
Sri Lanka mordenizes its railway sector
11:21 19/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD160 million loan to modernize the operations and improve the efficiency of Sri Lanka Railways, the country’s railway operator, by upgrading its infrastructure and technical capacity. This is ADB’s first loan in Sri Lanka’s railway sector.
Thailand improves quality of street food to boost tourism
14:45 18/08/2019
Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health on August 16th pledged to improve the quality of street food to boost tourism and economic growth.
Malaysia’s GDP growth in Q2 higher than expectation
14:45 18/08/2019
Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, compared to the 4.5 percent growth recorded in the first quarter of this year.