ASEAN’s Secretary-General hails Vietnam’s Chairmanship in 2020
Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dato Lim Jock Hoi has commended Vietnam’s exemplary role as the Chair of ASEAN in a year full of challenges.
Cambodia: new solar power plant put into operation
10:16 24/09/2020
A 30MW solar power station located in Krakor district, Pursat province of Cambodia,has been connected to the country’s national grid as it enters its testing and commissioning phase.
Indonesia’s budget deficit hits almost 34 billion USD
15:45 23/09/2020
Indonesia’s state budget deficit had reached 500.5 trillion Rp (33.96 billion USD) by the end of August, equivalent to 3.05 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on September 22.
Cambodia localities suffer from flooding
15:11 23/09/2020
Torrential rains left by storm Noul has caused severe flooding in a number of localities in Cambodia and forced local authorities to issue emergency state to limit travelling as water level in rivers continues to rise.
Philippines may lose in banana export race
11:33 22/09/2020
The Philippines may lose in the banana export war amid continued stiff competition in the global market, prompting the government to allocate some 263 million peso (12.49 million USD to save the local banana industry.
ADB approves USD1 million grant to build disease resilient and energy efficient centralized air-conditioning systems
11:15 22/09/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD1 million knowledge and support technical assistance project to deploy smart, energy efficient, and disease resilient centralized air-conditioning (CAC) systems in its developing member countries (DMCs).
Tropical storm Noul affects 22 Thai localities
19:54 21/09/2020
As many as 22 provinces of Thailand have been severely affected by flash floods triggered by tropical Storm Noul, a senior government official has said.
Two endangered Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia
19:41 21/09/2020
Two extremely rare Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted in an Indonesian national park, boosting hopes for the future of one of the world’s most endangered mammals.
Malaysia’s domestic tourism grows 12 percent
10:04 21/09/2020
Malaysia’s domestic tourism continued to record better performance last year, recording a double-digit growth of 12 percent to 92.6 billion RM (22.4 billion USD), according to Bernama news agency.
Japan, Malaysia sign 3 billion USD currency swap deal
16:31 19/09/2020
Japan and Malaysia on September 18 signed a mutual currency swap arrangement to allow each side to provide the other up to 3 billion USD to prevent a financial crisis, the Japanese Finance Ministry said.
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