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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.
Japan, five Southeast Asian countries collaborate in cancer research
19:00 09/09/2020
The National Cancer Centre Japan (NCCJ) has recently launched a cooperative project with five Southeast Asian countries to develop cancer genomic medicines and other new drugs to provide better treatment for patients.
APEC summit to be held online Dec. 4 due to COVID-19
10:29 05/09/2020
The annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum will be held online December 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an Asian diplomatic source said on September 4.
ADB grant to boost Mongolia's medical response to COVID-19 threat
11:10 04/09/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a further grant to Mongolia of $1.5 million from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to boost medical responses to the threat posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The financial assistance is sourced from the Government of Japan’s contribution to APDRF.
Singapore maintains Asia-Pacific’s top spot on global innovation
10:48 04/09/2020
For the seventh consecutive year, Singapore has retained the top spot as Asia-Pacific's most innovative nation in the latest Global Innovation Index.
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).