Social distancing and other safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 made cross-border freight operations more costly or time consuming. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN States Agree on COVID-19 Recovery Guidelines for Road Freight

February 24, 2021

Recommended measures focus on transport workers’ safety and training, ensuring connectivity for supply chains, and building back better.
A priority of BIMP-EAGA is to improve transport connectivity in the subregion to spur development in remote and less developed areas. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Restoring Air and Sea Links, Fast Internet Top Business Wish List for 2021

February 24, 2021

Better connectivity seen to improve the chances of BIMP-EAGA SMEs to recover from COVID-19.
Stock photo of Sepanggar Bay Container Port. Photo credit: iStock/yusnizam.

Sepanggar Port Slated to Become a BIMP-EAGA Hub

February 18, 2021

A 1.03-billion-ringgit project will upgrade port facilities and equipment and double the container terminal’s capacity by 2024.
Measures being discussed include the One Borneo Quarantine Initiative, joint border surveillance and inspection, as well as pandemic mitigation, preparedness, and response protocols.

Here’s How BIMP-EAGA Is Boosting Health Security at the Border

February 10, 2021

Joint efforts to fortify health security include the One Borneo Quarantine Initiative, a proposed pandemic plan, and other improvements in CIQS.
Borneo Pygmy Elephant seen in Danum Valley, Borneo.

Saving the Heart of Borneo

February 02, 2021

On Borneo island, about 22 million hectares of rain forests serve as lungs of the earth and hold 6% of global biodiversity.

BIMP-EAGA Countries Go for Bigger Slice of the Global Halal Market

January 28, 2021

Halal food sales are estimated at more than $1 trillion per year.

New Portal Connects Filipino Farmers with Consumers

January 26, 2021

DELIVER-e helps boost farmers’ income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 BIMP-EAGA businessmen are eager to revive connectivity between Manado and Davao to spur trade and investment in the two cities. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Businessmen Call for Resumption of Air and Sea Links between Manado and Davao

January 08, 2021

Jakarta-based Sriwijaya Air and Manila-based shipping operator Reefer Express Line Filipinas, Inc. eyed to serve the BIMP-EAGA route.
Brunei Darussalam's capital Bandar Seri Begawan. Photo credit: iStock/Sophie James.

Brunei Moves toward a Dynamic and Sustainable Economy

January 08, 2021

A new economic blueprint will help the country create more high-value employment opportunities and harness the latest technology in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Philippines Grows Its Green Finance Market

December 17, 2020

A report examines initiatives to promote green finance and recommends measures to attract more investments in green infrastructure.