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More Than 50 Tons of Pharmaceutical Waste Disposed Monthly in Malaysia

Malaysia’s hazardous waste management expert, Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd, has reported that it collects more than 50 tons of pharmaceutical waste every month from pharmaceutical ...

EU Cooperates with Vietnam in Plastic Waste Management

The European Union is partnering with the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and other stakeholders in improving plastic waste management in ...

ADB Announces USD 2 Million Grant for Climate-Smart Agriculture and USD 50 Million to Renewable Energy Company

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Thailand recently announced a USD 2 million technical assistance grant to help promote the adoption of climate-smart ...

Singapore-based Energy Drilling to Manage Three Tender Rigs for Seadrill

Singapore-based Energy Drilling Management has entered into an agreement with offshore rig operator Seadrill Partners to maintain, market and operate three of its tender ...

Petronas Seeking Partners to Develop Blue and Green Hydrogen

Malaysia’s state-owned oil cooperation Petronas is seeking partners and customers to develop blue and green hydrogen by leveraging on its existing relationships selling LNG ...

LNG Cargo Shipped from Thailand to Japan for the First Time

Thailand's state-owned company PTT recently shipped an LNG (liquefied natural gas) reload cargo to Japan for the first time. The LNG cargo was shipped from Map Ta Phut ...

Indonesia to Construct a Solar Park in its Eastern Region

The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) is planning to construct a solar park in the eastern part of the country. The location, however, is not yet ...

Hapaco Plans to Build USD 174 Million Wind Power Plant in Gia Lai

The Hapaco Group JSC, a Vietnamese paper manufacturer, recently announced plans to invest VND 4 trillion (USD 174.1 million) in a wind power project in Gia Lai, located in ...

EDC Appoints Mitsubishi for Geothermal Power Equipment

Philippine-based geothermal company Energy Development Corp. (EDC) announced that it has tapped two companies of Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group to provide ...

Thailand Parliament Ratifies Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The Thai Parliament recently ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world's largest trade bloc. The RCEP includes the 10 members of ASEAN, plus ...

New Alliance Formed to Support Manufacturers’ Expansion into South East Asia

A regional manufacturing alliance called the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance (SMA) has been launched to help businesses grow their footprint in South East Asia and ...

Quang Ninh Registering a Wave of Investment from Singapore

The Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh, a coastal province in northeastern Vietnam, attracted a record number of Singaporean companies to build factories and invest in its ...

PHL Regulation Favorable for Digital Payments Growth

According to a report by JP Morgan, the regulatory environment in the Philippines will help increase the country’s growth in digital banking and payments. JP Morgan projects ...

Indonesia to Launch its Largest Islamic Bank

Indonesia is launching its largest Islamic bank, Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI), which is a merger between three state-owned Islamic banks: Bank BRI Syariah, Bank Syariah ...

Malaysia’s East Coast Region Draws MYR 5.5 Billion in Pledged Investments

In 2020, the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) managed to draw dedicated investments worth MYR 5.5 billion (USD 1.36 billion) and realized investments ...

New Airport Developments in Vietnam

As the world’s seventh fastest-growing aviation market, Vietnam has formulated a master plan for the development of its system of airports and aerodromes for the 2021-2030 ...

Royal Thai Navy Selects RUAG to Modernize Dornier 228 Aircraft

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is modernizing its fleet for the purpose of border surveillance to combat illegal trade and fishing. Switzerland-based RUAG International has been ...

Singapore and India Sign Submarine Rescue Agreement

Singapore has submarine rescue agreements with many countries, namely Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, the United States, and Vietnam. Recently, the city-island-nation ...

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