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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.
UNHRC adopts resolution on climate change and human rights
16:13 14/07/2019
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.