ASEAN members bolster trade with Mexican state
The ASEAN Committee in Mexico, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, joined hands with authorities of Mexico’s Yucatan state to arrange a business forum in Merida city on November 15th.
ADB President commits to strong assistance to Maldives
10:24 27/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao met with Maldives President Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, Finance Minister and ADB Governor Mr. Ibrahim Ameer, and other senior officials on August 26th 2019 during a 2-day visit in which he committed to strong ADB assistance to the country.
Vietnam’s efforts in promoting ASEAN cooperation applauded
09:50 27/08/2019
Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi lauded efforts by the Vietnamese Government and businesses in developing cooperation between the ASEAN member countries, while addressing a seminar in Hanoi on August 26th.
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.