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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 ...

Malaysia Airports, Malaysia Airlines Rolled Out New Passenger Reconciliation System (PRS) to Boost Security Screening Process

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB), one of the world’s largest airport operator groups, has partnered with Malaysia Airlines to roll-out the new Passenger Reconciliation ...

German Company Wins Contract to Supply Engines to the Indonesian Navy

A German company, MAN Energy Solutions, has won a contract from shipbuilder Abeking & Rasmussen to supply MAN 12V175D-MM engines for two mine-countermeasures vessels ...

Duterte Approves Acquisition of 15 Black Hawk Helicopters

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to slowly address the growing heavy-lift deficiency of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ...

Thailand Developing High-Tech Eastern Fruits Economic Corridor

To facilitate the trade of value-added agricultural projects, Thailand is going ahead with the THB 350 million (USD 11.5 million) Eastern Fruit Corridor project. In this ...

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Develops Next-generation AgricultureTools

Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) are exploring the development of engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy. ...

New Opportunities for Vietnam Agricultural Exports

Vietnamese exports of agrifood products are expected to play an increasingly important role in the country's trade flows as a consequence of a series of recent ...

Indonesian Agriculture E-commerce Company Register More Than 600% Growth in 2020

TaniHub, an Indonesian e-commerce company that focuses on the supply and distribution of agricultural produce, registered an increase of more than 600% gross revenue growth ...

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