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Vietnam growth among Asia’s highest despite Covid-19 slump: ADB

The Covid-19 pandemic could see Vietnam’s growth slow down to 4.8 percent this year, but it will remain among Asia’s fastest growing economies. The 4.8 percent GDP growth forecast, compared to over 7 percent in the last two years, is estimated on the basis of a ...

Dat Nguyen

ASEAN green infrastructure gets $1 billion boost

A $1 billion finance facility to support investment in ‘green’ infrastructure across southeast Asia was announced last week in Thailand. The new facility aims to serve as a spur for private capital and will provide loans and necessary technical assistance for sovereign sustainable transport, clean energy, ...

ADB supports Vietnamese innovative startups for Mekong tourism development

Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST), an initiative supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Government, has announced its support for ten innovative travel and hospitality companies in 2018. Keep reading ...

ADB allots $339.4M for grants, assistance

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will set aside $339.4 million for grants and technical assistance to low-income and developing member countries as approved during the just-concluded annual meeting of its board of governors. In a statement, the Manila-based lender said the board had approved $690.1 million ...

Vietnamese wins ADB Instagram contest with Mekong Delta floating market photo

A Vietnamese national has won the top prize of a photo contest organized by the Asian Development Bank to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Anh Dung Kieu bagged the US$500 prize for his photo depicting early morning trading at a ...

Son Luong

Mekong countries to seek sustainable tourism by training Cultural Heritage Specialist Guides

 The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will organize the ‘Mekong Sub-regional Capacity Building Workshop on Cultural Heritage’ from 15 to 20 October in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. The Workshop will gather government officials in charge of training the cultural heritage specialist guides and developing ...

Eleven Myanmar News Staff

Asia growth outlook brightens on strong exports - ADB

The Asian Development Bank raised its 2017 and 2018 growth forecasts for the region, reflecting rising exports as manufacturers of smartphones to cars to other consumer goods benefited from improving global demand. Developing Asia – made up of 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region – is ...

The financial system killing environmental activists

A Global Witness report reveals 2016 as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders. International investors are accused of bankrolling the projects that hundreds of people have been killed protesting. The action many of us take in daily lives to protect the planet might involve the ...

British trade mission targets ASEAN integration

The UK Department of Trade is leading a trade mission to Southeast Asia and the delegation will visit Myanmar on March 30 and 31. The trade mission focuses on infrastructure, energy and education. Before coming to Myanmar, the trade mission to Asian Development Bank and ...

Mekong countries discuss measures to boost region's development

Leaders of the five Mekong countries discussed measures to promote cooperation and make the region more dynamic and competitive at the two summits that convened in Hanoi on October 26. The capital is hosting both the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit and the 7th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation ...

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