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UNHRC adopts resolution on climate change and human rights
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted 26 resolutions, including a resolution on climate change and human rights co-authored by Vietnam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, during its 41st session in Geneva, Switzerland.
Philippines invests USD1.3 billion for Malolos–Clark railway project
17:58 12/07/2019
(CPV) - Philippine Finance Secretary Mr. Carlos Dominguez III and ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed on July 11th 2019 signed a USD1.3 billion loan, the first tranche of a total USD2.75 billion facility, for the Malolos–Clark Railway Project in a ceremony witnessed by Philippine President Mr. Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañan Palace
Indonesia to build country’s longest bridge
17:19 12/07/2019
Indonesia is planning to build a 7km-long bridge linking two islands near Singapore, the longest in the country, in a bid to develop industry and tourism in the area, announced the Indonesian government on July 11th.
ADB sells USD3.25 billion 3-year global benchmark bond
17:13 12/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB returned to the US dollar bond market with the pricing of a USD3.25 billion 3-year global benchmark bond issue, proceeds of which will be part of ADB’s ordinary capital resources.
Thailand eyes more Indian tourists to bolster growth
10:51 10/07/2019
Thailand’s tourism industry is seeking support with visitors from India as arrivals from China decline.
ADB and Pakistan formulate a new Country Partnership Strategy
09:41 09/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB and the Government of Pakistan held a series of country consultations on July 8th 2019 to formulate a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which will guide ADB’s engagement in the country from 2020 to 2024.
ILO congratulates Vietnam, EU on signing free trade deal
09:54 03/07/2019
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has welcomed the signing of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) on June 30th in Hanoi, which promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights as a basic condition for fair international trade.
ASEAN nations join hands in fisheries development
14:20 02/07/2019
Measures for fisheries development of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were discussed at a number of recent meetings, according to the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Thailand, Laos step up transport connectivity
10:19 02/07/2019
Thailand and Laos have inked an agreement to upgrade a road and extend a railway linking the two countries to foster cross-border economic cooperation.
Thailand’s e-commerce to surge to USD13 billion by 2025
10:27 01/07/2019
Thailand's e-commerce market value is expected to surge to USD13 billion by 2025 from USD3 billion in 2018 on the back of strong global demand for Thai products.