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ASEAN, UN review progress of cooperation projects
Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang, Vietnam’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN, on September 1 attended the virtual Interface between the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and the United Nations (UN) Delegation.
India invests USD500 million to expand metro rail network in Bengaluru
16:58 20/08/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India on 19 November signed a USD500 million loan to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru with the construction of two new metro lines totaling 56 kilometers (km) in length.
Singapore expand COVID-19 vaccination to short-term pass holders
16:41 19/08/2021
Singapore’s Ministry of Health on August 18 announced that the country will give free COVID-19 vaccines to short-term pass holders who have been in Singapore for an extended period of time under the national vaccination programme.
Indonesia plans to start human clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine Merah Putih
16:34 19/08/2021
Indonesia will soon start human clinical trials of its home-grown COVID-19 vaccine Merah Putih, according to the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).
Pakistan upgrades highway and boosts regional connectivity
16:19 19/08/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD235 million loan to further upgrade a national highway in Pakistan that is crucial to regional connectivity and strengthen the government’s operation and maintenance of its national highway network.
Southeast Asia needs more vaccines against COVID-19 to contain fatalities: IFRC
11:52 19/08/2021
Southeast Asian countries need more help in securing COVID-19 vaccines, as the region is struggling to contain record infections and deaths driven by the Delta variant, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said.
Southeast Asia nations continue to see spikes in COVID-19 cases due to Delta strain
11:36 19/08/2021
Malaysia recorded a new daily high of 22,242 new COVID-19 cases on August 18, bringing the cumulative total to over 1,466,512.
ASEAN’s 54th founding anniversary marked in Venezuela
16:57 16/08/2021
A ceremony to raise the flag of ASEAN was held by embassies of ASEAN member states at Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry headquarters in Caracas on August 13 to commemorate the bloc’s 54th founding anniversary.
Nauru expands and improves water supply, sanitation, and waste management services
16:41 16/08/2021
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD5 million grant to expand and improve water supply, sanitation, and waste management services in Nauru.
Philippines highlights importance of peace, stability in East Sea
12:14 14/08/2021
The Philippines has emphasised the importance of maintaining navigation and overflight freedom in the East Sea, as well as the peaceful solution to disputes through international law.