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.
Indonesia plans to produce COVID-19 vaccine
16:54 03/09/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared that the country has set a plan to start its own vaccine production by mid-2021.
Viet Nam and other countries in Asia-Pacific plan to response and recover COVID-19 and hunger
16:46 03/09/2020
(CPV) - As COVID-19 continues to threaten lives and livelihoods across many countries of the Asia-Pacific region, it has led to setbacks in the fight to end hunger and malnutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced on September 1st 2020.
ASEAN cooperation in COVID-19 fight reviewed
11:10 02/09/2020
The ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Public Health Emergencies (ACCWG-PHE) reviewed cooperation within ASEAN in the fight against COVID-19 during its third meeting, held in the form of video conferencing, on September 1.
Cambodia, RoK hold second round of FTA talks
10:35 01/09/2020
Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (RoK) launched the second round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on August 31 as the RoK works to expand its export portfolio to cushion the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thai economy improves in July: central bank
10:31 01/09/2020
The economy of Thailand improved in July thanks to public spending and an easing of coronavirus containment measures, according to the Bank of Thailand (BoT).
ADB President: Rebuilding from COVID-19 Requires Green, Resilient, Inclusive Actions
10:26 01/09/2020
(CPV) - SDGs and related targets in the Paris Agreement on climate change provide strong frameworks for the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Asia and the Pacific, ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa said at a high-level event hosted by UN-ESCAP on August 31 focusing on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond in Asia and the Pacific.
ASEAN, partners agree to promote post-COVID-19 economic cooperation
10:12 31/08/2020
The Economic Ministers of ASEAN member states and their partner countries on August 28 emphasised the importance of further strengthening regional economic cooperation and promoting economic growth post COVID-19.
Cambodia backs use of digital technology
10:00 31/08/2020
Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak called for the use of digital technology to restore trust between businesses and customers, during the 52nd Meeting of ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM-52) on August 29.
Shootout kills eight in southern Philippines
13:59 30/08/2020
At least eight people were killed in a shootout in the southern Philippine province of Cotabato around August 29 noon, police and local official said.