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Dec 02, 2019

In the global rankings of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which assesses the performance of 15-year-olds in mathematics, reading and science, Singapore took the top spot in all three categories. In 2016, in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), Singapore’s...

Nov 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The biggest South East Asian Games, hosted by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, is about to begin. Top athletes from 11 ASEAN countries are gathering in the Philippines to compete in 56 medal events from November 30 to December 11, 2019....

Nov 13, 2019

Singapore will put in place artificial intelligence (AI)-backed tools in public services such as municipal administration, education, health, transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, as well as safety and security up to 2030, according to the city state’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who unveiled...

Nov 12, 2019

Indonesia plans to build its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, with the purpose of launching test rockets, the country’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.

“We will build [the spaceport] just like LAPAN’s rocket launch site we have in South Garut [West Java]. However, it will be...

Nov 05, 2019

HCM CITY— The HCM City People's Committee has approved the cleanup of five canals full of litter and waste discharged by households living nearby.

The People's Committee has told five districts where the canals are located to strictly handle illegal encroachment and littering and to step up inspections of...

Oct 25, 2019

The Philippine government, after a phase of promoting its ambitious “Build Build Build” programme to improve the country’s infrastructure by investing up to $180 billion in public and PPP projects, is slowing down its euphoria and said the plan needs a second look.

According to economic planning secretary...

Oct 24, 2019

- A competitive platform to find ways to reduce fine dust at the tunnels, platforms, and trains of the subway
- The winning teams to be awarded KRW 750 million in total and provided with a range of benefits, including the opportunity to connect with public test beds and public procurement
- Participants...

Oct 16, 2019

The $3.8-billion fully integrated mixed-use district One Bangkok in the center of Thailand’s capital is taking shape. Works have begun after the developer revealed the master plan for the country’s by far largest urban development project back in August this year.

The new district, which will have a gross...

Oct 12, 2019

Bangkok --( ASIA TODAY )-- As part of efforts to reduce the use of amulets made from endangered elephant and tigers, WildAid, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) are launching a campaign called “A good life...

Oct 12, 2019

As one of the fastest growing countries in Asia, the Philippines faces environmental challenges, with disproportionate impacts on the poor and women. Ineffective management seriously degrades the country’s significant biodiversity resources; water and air pollution levels exceed generally accepted healthy standards...

Oct 11, 2019

Tuesday's launch was presided over by Mr Bambang Brodjonegoro, BASSERNAS (center), Mr Christophe Bahuet, UNDP, and Mr Anderson Tanoto of the Tanoto Foundation (10 Oct)

Oct 04, 2019

TCEB is moving fast to rock global MICE market, spotlighting the 4Ms at the IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2019 with the aim to attract more business meeting groups into Thailand across all segments. It is expected that the movement will generate 57,000 million baht in 2020. Meanwhile, TCEB has joined hands with...

Oct 04, 2019

Thailand’s commerce ministry is considering whether to remove certain innovation-related businesses from the list of those open only to Thai citizens, The Nation cited deputy director-general of the ministry’s department of business development, Poonpong Naiyanapakorn, as saying.

The idea is being floated as...

Sep 27, 2019

FREMONT, Calif. & GYEONGGI-DO, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Korean government officials from the Gyeonggi-do province and executives at Lam Research Corporation (Nasdaq: LRCX), a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, both signed a memo of...

Sep 25, 2019

NANNING, China, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As reported by CRI Online: On September 21, the 16th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit opened in Nanning, Guangxi.  

2019 marks the first year of the implementation of the China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030,...

Sep 18, 2019

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) on September 17 signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate and exchange information on cross-border equity offerings and the issuing of depository receipts with the SEC.

Sep 13, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- More than 1,500 business leaders and participating companies, representing a broad spectrum of industries, are expected to attend “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong”, a one-day symposium taking place on Friday, September 20 at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles...

Sep 12, 2019

Thailand has drafted guidelines to finally regulate ride-hailing companies and aims to legalise existing and new services by March next year, Reuters cited Jirut Wisarnjit, the transport ministry’s deputy permanent secretary, as saying.

This would put an end to the situation that ride-sharing services exist...

Sep 07, 2019

As Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2019) wrapped up on Friday in Bangkok, a key takeaway was that long-term holistic planning would enable countries there to tap into the huge potential of renewable energy, and new technology while maximizing socio-economic benefits.

Other compelling reasons to rapidly shift...

Sep 02, 2019

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing Takes Cooperation with Global Institutions to Strengthen National Water and Food Security

Aug 21, 2019

Aug 21, 2019 (China Knowledge) - China plans to support Shenzhen in building a demonstration pilot zone with more comprehensive development, under a guideline issued on Sunday by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.

Aug 15, 2019

Foreign visitors traveling to Singapore using selected transport services can now submit electronic arrival cards up to 14 days before they reach Singapore.

This means that these visitors will need to produce only their passports for immigration clearance upon arrival – instead of filling out paper arrival...