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168MWp Solar Farm in Vietnam Completed by Singapore-Based Sunseap

Sunseap, the leading Singaporean clean-Energy service provider has competed its solar farm project in Vietnam ahead of schedule. Located on the south-central coast of Vietnam,

Thailand Sets Out Defense Industrial Investment Plans

The government of Thailand has set out plans to establish 'special economic zones' aimed at facilitating the industrial development of the defense sector of the country. The ...

Thailand Plans Trans-ASEAN Bullet Train Linking China, Laos and Singapore

The government of Thailand has laid out a plan to build a rail network linking the country to its neighbors. Thailand has already begun the construction of some routes and ...

Thailand Introduces New Mosquito Killing Device Amidst Dengue Problem

Thailand is currently facing its worst dengue outbreak in half a decade. According to of the Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC), in just the first half of this year ...

Thailand Aims to Become Electricity Hub of ASEAN

The Thai Energy Ministry has announced that the country plans to develop its power transmission lines to become the electricity hub of the region. In this context, Thailand ...

Thai Renewable Energy Producer Unveils Electric Car

Thai renewable Energy producer, Energy Absolute, has created an electric vehicle (EV) subsidiary, Mine Mobility, which launched its first passenger electric car in June 2019. ...

Tesco Thailand Could Open 750 New Convenience Stores

British supermarket giant Tesco-Lotus is evaluating opening 750 new stores in Thailand over the next three years, bringing along with it almost 10,000 jobs. Tesco already has ...

Lenzing Group Builds World’s Largest Lyocell Fiber Plant in Thailand

Austria-based Lenzing Group has approved the construction of a state-of-the art lyocell (a type of rayon made from wood pulp) fiber production plant in Prachinburi, Thailand, ...

Improved Performance in UN SDGs Could Boost Thailand’s Investment Competitiveness

Thailand has advanced 19 places from 2018 to rank 40th globally and first in ASEAN in the 2019 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report. This development is expected ...

Go-Jek Expanding Financial Services, Food Delivery in Thailand

Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek will offer more financial services and expand its Thai food delivery business following an investment of an undisclosed amount from Siam ...

Three Singapore Government Agencies Partner to Set up New Digital Industry Office

On 26 June, three Singapore government agencies - Economic Development Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)-  announced a ...

Singapore-Based Medical Diagnostics Startup Raises USD 5 Million

One BioMed, a Singapore-based medical diagnostics company, announced on 10 July that it has raised USD 5 million in a Series A round, led by Singapore-based venture capital ...

Singapore Makes Progress Towards Transformation of Environmental Services Industry

At the opening of the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) Catalyst 2019, Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, provided key ...

Singapore Launches Joint Call for Innovation Projects with Seven Countries

Enterprise Singapore, together with agencies from seven EUREKA countries, officially opened a joint call for innovation projects on 9 July through the EUREKA GlobalStars ...

Singapore Extending Digital Bank Licenses to Non-Bank Players

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on 28 June that it will issue up to five new digital bank licenses. This is in addition to any digital banks that the ...

Singapore Building Smart Facility to Train Armed Forces for Urban Operations

On 30 June 2019, Minister for Defense for Singapore, Dr Ng Eng Hen, officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for a next generation Smart Training Facility called SAFTI city ...

Sembcorp to Install Solar Panels on CapitaLand Buildings in Singapore

On 9 July energy, marine and urban development group, Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) announced a partnership with leading real estate firm, CapitaLand Group (CapitaLand), for ...

Omnichannel Retail Model Gathering Steam in Singapore

A recent report on Channel NewsAsia by Tan Soo Jiuan, Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing at the National University of Singapore Business School, highlighted ...

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