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Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
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.
Indonesia curbs private cars to cut air pollution
10:16 08/08/2019
The Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on August 7th announced new regulations to curb private cars as it moves to rein in choking air pollution.
Pakistan improves trade competitiveness and exports
10:15 08/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD500 million policy-based loan to support the Government of Pakistan’s reforms to improve trade competitiveness and exports as a defense against external shocks and to help finance the country’s trade deficit.
Cambodian Prime Minister calls for joint efforts to combat terrorism
15:22 07/08/2019
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on August 5th called for joint efforts to combat terrorism in the region following a series of bomb blasts in neighbouring Thailand last week.
Int’l experts criticise China's illegal activities in East Sea
10:49 07/08/2019
Many international experts have criticised China's illegal activities in the East Sea and demanded China to end its actions that have increased tensions in the region, to comply with international law and to implement trust-building measures to avoid conflicts.
Japan's Fund supports green projects through investments in ADB’s green bonds
17:05 06/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) recently formed a partnership to support green project financing through investments in ADB’s green bonds.
Singapore tightens security ahead of National Day
10:39 05/08/2019
Singapore has tightened security ahead of its National Day, especially in Padang where a parade is scheduled to take place on August 9th.
EU announces plan to bolster security ties with ASEAN
11:09 03/08/2019
High representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini on August 1st announced the deployment of military advisors in EU’s diplomatic corps in Asia.
Incomes, living standards of Singaporeans improve in 2017-2018
14:19 02/08/2019
The average income and living standards of Singaporeans in the 2017-2018 period have improved compared to the period from 2012-2013, according to the latest Household Expenditure Survey conducted by Singapore Department of Statistics (SingStat).
AMM-52: ministers discusses series of regional issues
10:21 01/08/2019
Delegates to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) in Bangkok on July 31st discussed the building of the ASEAN Community and foreign relations, and reviewed preparations for year-end summits, as well as exchanged ideas on international and regional issues of common concern.