USD180 million ADB loan to improve water supply in Yangon city, Myanmar
30/09/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD180 million loan to construct a 34-kilometer water transmission system that will help transfer 818 million liters of water a day to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar.
Donors agree replenishment of more than $4 billion for ADB's grant funds
10:25 17/09/2020
(CPV) - Donors have agreed to a replenishment in excess of $4 billion for the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asian Development Fund (ADF) 13 and Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF) 7, for the 4-year period from 2021 to 2024. The total size of the replenishment represents a 7% increase in comparison to the previous replenishment, which covered the 2017–2020 period. Total resources are allocate
Thailand’s cross-border trade drops 8.5 percent in seven months
17:04 16/09/2020
Thailand's cross-border trade fell 8.5 percent year-on-year in January-July period, mostly due to the closure of border checkpoints amid COVID-19, according to the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
ASEAN - China trade turnover surges in first eight months
10:53 16/09/2020
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has maintained its position as China’s leading trade partner with two-way trade hitting 416.6 billion USD in the January-August period, according to the General Administration of Customs of China.
ASEAN, UN vow to advance comprehensive partnership
10:29 16/09/2020
Representatives of ASEAN member countries and UN officials reviewed the implementation of projects and cooperation activities within the ASEAN-UN Plan of Action for 2016-2020, during their annual meeting on September 15.
Singapore continues reporting negative employment data in Q2
19:00 15/09/2020
Singapore’s employment fell by a record 103,500 in the second quarter of 2020, four times higher than that in the previous quarter, according to the Ministry of Manpower's Labour Market Report released on September 14.
AMM 53: Japanese Ambassador to ASEAN praises the lead of Vietnam
15:53 15/09/2020
The most important outcome of the of the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM 53) is the commendable chairmanship of Vietnam and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
ASEAN, Canada agree to soon lift ties to Strategic Partnership
10:14 12/09/2020
ASEAN and Canada agreed to soon elevate their dialogue relationship to a Strategic Partnership during the ASEAN-Canada Ministerial Meeting held online on September 10 as part of the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM-53).
ASEAN, Australia look toward stronger partnership
16:12 11/09/2020
Participants to the virtual ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting on September 10 shared the view that the ASEAN-Australia dialogue relationship has made strong progress since its establishment in 1974, and positively contributed to regional peace and stability.
ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights urged to better performance
15:08 11/09/2020
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives that was held online on September 10.