Slow ODA disbursement hampers Vietnam

Slow ODA disbursement is badly affecting Vietnam’s credibility and development according to a workshop on ODA programmes heard on October 18 in Hanoi. The problems were discussed at the workshop on accelerating the implementation and disbursement of ODA programmes and projects. According to the Deputy Minister of ...

Tackling project bottlenecks to improve development outcomes

Through the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan , Laos has focused on maintaining high economic growth that benefits all people and in continuing to reduce poverty. The country welcomes the work of its international partners to improve and enhance the assistance they provide to help the ...

ADB puts Thailand’s GDP growth forecast at 3.2%

The Asian Development Bank has slightly revised up its forecast for Thailand’s 2016 economic growth from 3 per cent to 3.2 per cent, praising the country’s investment in infrastructure. “Government infrastructure investment is a key contributor to growth in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand,” ...

PM weighs in on rice lending

Rice millers said on September 18 they welcomed the prime minister’s announcement that the government would make over $20 million in funds available shortly to support cash-strapped millers and prop up falling paddy prices.“We’ve been waiting for these loans for a long time like fish waiting ...

More angels coming in search of worthy investments

Two months since a group of angel investors visited Phnom Penh in search of startup investment opportunities, the organisation behind the initiative is planning an even bigger scouting mission, looking for investment opportunities in the Kingdom’s small but vibrant startup community. Seven members of the Mekong ...

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