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Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
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.
Thai House Speaker assures envoys of readiness for AIPA summit
10:22 15/08/2019
The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand, Chuan Leekpai, has addressed envoys from the ASEAN Parliament, assuring them that security measures are in place for the 40th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), which will take place later this month.
EU: DPRK’s missile test undermines efforts to achieve peace
17:47 14/08/2019
The European Union on Saturday condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the latest in a series of missile launches, saying the tests undermined international efforts to achieve peace on the peninsula, reported AFP.
FTAs help Thailand’s international trade reach USD140 billion in H1
10:52 14/08/2019
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) between Thailand and 17 partner countries have helped international trade value in the first half of this year to reach USD140 billion, with ASEAN remaining the top trading partner.
Ceremony marks 52nd anniversary of ASEAN in Australia
10:47 14/08/2019
The Committee of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Canberra held a ceremony in the Australian capital city on August 13th to celebrate the bloc’s 52nd founding anniversary (August 8th).
RoK, Philippines launch third round of FTA talks
19:18 13/08/2019
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Philippines began the third round of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement in Busan city on August 12th.
Thai rice price surges compared to other Asian countries
10:28 12/08/2019
Rice export prices in Thailand rose sharply this week on worries that the country’s worst drought in about a decade could reduce supply.
Timor-Leste begins to upgrade 58 kilometers of national road corridor
10:29 10/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB and the Government of Timor-Leste participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on August 9th 2019 in Baucau to officially mark the beginning of construction to upgrade 58 kilometers of the Baucau–Venilale–Viqueque national road corridor.
APEC Year 2020 to begin in November
10:42 09/08/2019
Malaysia will host the APEC Year 2020 from November 26th, 2019 to November 2020, with nearly 16,000 delegates from 21 member economies taking part, APEC 2020 head of logistics Suraya KA Rahman told a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 8th.
Thai government approves fiscal 2020 budget
10:26 08/08/2019
The Thai cabinet has endorsed a budget of THB3.2 trillion (about USD104 billion) for fiscal year 2020, up 6.7 percent from fiscal 2019, which ends on September 30th.