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Indonesian President: economic growth to be higher than expected
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said Indonesia will prove that its economic growth for 2021 will be higher than forecasts given by international economic and financial bodies.
2 in 5 schools around the world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19 pandemic
10:56 14/08/2020
(CPV) - As schools worldwide struggle with reopening, the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 per cent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019 – a key condition for schools to be able to operate safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ADB, UN report provides policy recommendations on Kyrgyz Republic's COVID-19 recovery
10:49 14/08/2020
(CPV) - The Kyrgyz Republic can address the socioeconomic challenges related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by moving aggressively to strengthen the health system, expand social protection and employment, and improve transparency in the government’s pandemic response.
ASEAN holds webinar on digital connectivity with private sector
10:47 14/08/2020
The ASEAN Secretariat and Infrastructure Asia of the Singapore government held a webinar on Digital Connectivity on August 13 as part of the ASEAN Infrastructure Discussion Series.
EU partially withdraws tariff preferences to Cambodia under EBA
16:44 13/08/2020
Cambodia’s annual 7-billion-USD garment and textile sector is expected to suffer losses from the European Union (EU)’s partial withdrawal of the tariff preferences granted to the Southeast Asian country under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement from August 12.
Indonesia aims to produce coronavirus vaccine by mid-2021
11:27 13/08/2020
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said over the last three months, the country has been developing a coronavirus vaccine with brand Merah Putih, which is hoped to be completed by mid-2021.
Southeast Asian nations struggle with COVID-19
11:21 13/08/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues spreading in Southeast Asian nations with thousands of new infection cases reported each day.
Polio vaccination campaigns resume in Afghanistan and Pakistan after COVID-19
11:12 13/08/2020
(CPV) - Polio immunization campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan – the last two polio-endemic countries in the world – months after COVID-19 left 50 million children without their polio vaccine.
ADB to help boost farm incomes in the Philippines with USD400 million loan
11:03 13/08/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD400 million policy-based loan to support reforms by the Philippine government aimed at raising the productivity and competitiveness of the country’s agriculture sector and significantly reducing poverty in rural areas.
UN Security Council looks into situation in Lebanon, Sudan
16:42 12/08/2020
The UN Security Council (UNSC) held an online meeting on August 11 to discuss the situation in Lebanon and recent developments in the Darfur region of Sudan.