Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong
January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.
Laos’ first domestic smartphone brand will be introduced to shops and agencies in Vientiane and the country’s provinces this month after a local IT company began displaying the product at the its showroom last week.
Fleur Pellerin has overcome both racism and sexism to find success in con-servative French political and business circles. At the invitation of Common-Wealth Magazine, she will make her first visit to Taiwan in January to take part in the 2017 CommonWealth Economic Forum.
Farmers in Myanmar, notoriously under-equipped with agricultural tools, made a virtue out of necessity of deploying 3D printing technology to create bespoke parts the can use to cultivate their fields and process their crops.
Just on the day when Indonesia’s central bank revealed newly designed rupiah notes that will replace the ones in use since the year 2000, the bank’s Senior Deputy Governor Mirza Adityaswara noted that plans for a re-denomination of the currency, first mulled in 2014, have been revived.
Social enterprise creates jobs while promoting clean energy
“We are extremely happy and will continue our services for income generation and for changing energy realities in our villages. It feels great to be a part of this network and economically independent.”
HÀ NỘI — Each year, environmental pollution causes Việt Nam an economic loss of 5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) and the figure is expected to rise, said Đinh Đức Trường, deputy head of the Economics and Environment Faculty under Việt Nam’s National Economics University.
Tainan, Taiwan, November 11, 2016 - In response to Taiwan government’s New Southbound Policy, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is committed to serving as the major international education hub in Asia, initiating a joint master degree program to facilitate international student mobility.
Thongkang Village, Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Construction of the Nam Ngum hydropower plant started in 1968. Harnessing the power of the country’s largest watershed, the first hydropower plant in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic was producing 30 megawatts of electricity within four years.
The Vietnam government is about to put an end to the tiresome tourism visa process it uses to offer via numerous and partly unreliable visa-on-arrival application web-sites and will launch a central e-visa system through a new official tourism website on...
Taiwan desperately needs a new wave of digital talent to cope with the increasing use of digital tools throughout the country’s economy. Universities have done a poor job in preparing this talent, but a revolution is underway to change that.
Conflicting trends have been at work in ringing the bells of...
Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking released by the World Bank on October 25. Vietnam jumped nine ranks, Indonesia 15 and Brunei a whopping 25 notches up the ladder.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – New approaches are needed to address the challenge of rising urban dwellers in the Pacific who live in poor-quality housing with inadequate provision for basic services in settlements known as ‘urban villages,’ a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says.