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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.
Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM ahead of AMM-52
09:44 30/07/2019
A delegation of Vietnam led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok, Thailand on July 29th.
Tonga improves its quality and reliability of health statistics
10:25 29/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD7.5 million grant, sourced from the Asian Development Fund, to support a nationwide, digital health information system that will improve the quality and reliability of health statistics in Tonga.
Russian President to visit France ahead of G7 meeting
19:03 28/07/2019
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on August 19, days ahead of hosting a G7 summit, to be held in the southwestern French city of Biarritz on August 24th-26th.
China’s actions violate Vietnam’s sovereignty within EEZ: US Congressman
10:57 28/07/2019
Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs, on July 26th (US time) issued a statement on Chinese interference in Vietnamese-controlled waters, in which he said China’s actions constitute a violation of Vietnamese sovereignty and its legitimate rights within its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Indonesia: volcano erupts near Bandung city
16:32 27/07/2019
A volcano erupted near Indonesia's third-biggest city of Bandung on July 26th, sending ash several hundred metres into the air and triggering warnings for people to stay away.
Papua New Guinea accedes to New York Convention on Arbitration
19:47 26/07/2019
(CPV) - Papua New Guinea (PNG) has become the 160th country to accede to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, known as the New York Convention.
Thailand to host 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
14:48 25/07/2019
The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (52nd AMM), Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs), and related meetings will take place in Bangkok from July 29th to August 3rd.
Tonga constructs its first off-grid solar-power plant for island of Niuatoputapu
09:10 25/07/2019
(CPV) - ADB joined the Government of Tonga and other development partners in a groundbreaking ceremony on Juy 24th 2019 to officially mark the first step toward the construction of the country’s first off-grid solar-power plant and distribution network for Tonga’s most remote island of Niuatoputapu.
Pacific social development improving
14:28 24/07/2019
(CPV) - Lessons from the impact of the global economic crisis a decade ago, plus a sustained period of economic growth, has helped to drive substantial social development gains in the Pacific, according to the latest issue of ADB's Pacific Economic Monitor (PEM) launched on July 23rd 2019.