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A monitor lizard rummaging for food by the beach.

Philippines’ #SafeTripPH Campaign Extols Travel Can Still Be Fun Despite COVID-19

January 20, 2022

Tourism authorities in the Philippines caution travelers to check safety protocols and travel requirements for every destination they want to visit, including those in Mindanao and Palawan.
Children's ward of the Mahkota Medical Center in Malaysia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ADB Supports Equity Investments in Southeast Asia

January 18, 2022

Investments in private equity funds Creador V and Northstar V will help create jobs, improve services, and foster good corporate governance.
An employee at a railway company in Thailand consults with a colleague in front of a computer.

Job Losses in Southeast Asia Peak during Strictest COVID-19 Curbs

January 14, 2022

Youth and women were among the most affected.
A container port in Southeast Asia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Takes Effect on 1 January

December 28, 2021

Uneven benefits from tariff concessions seen for member states but still advantageous overall.
Tourists enjoy the view of the sunset in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Helping Southeast Asia Revive Tourism and Boost Sustainable, Inclusive Investments

December 22, 2021

The Asian Development Bank has set up a $1.7 million technical assistance facility to back green and competitive projects and digital transformation.
BIMP-EAGA-China webinar, 16 December 2021, via Zoom

BIMP-EAGA and China Hold Webinar to Boost Economic Ties

December 22, 2021

The virtual webinar on 16 December discussed initiatives and opportunities for deepening cooperation.
Cultural performance at Budayaw Festival 2019.

Virtual Budayaw Opens with a Feast for the Eyes and Heart

December 18, 2021

Watch BIMP-EAGA’s month-long Festival of Cultures via Zoom, YouTube, Instagram, and other online platforms.
Divers are searching and removing the crown of thorns around Datoy Island in Coron, Palawan, Philippines, to conserve the coral reefs. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Countries in East Asia Commit to Green Recovery and Healthy Oceans

December 16, 2021

The virtual 7th East Asian Seas Ministerial Forum endorsed a roadmap to 2030 that is anchored on sustainability and blue economy principles.
A business class in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

How Indonesia Is Creating a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

December 15, 2021

Young entrepreneurs are powering up Southeast Asia’s largest economy as it moves toward a post-pandemic recovery.
Indonesian vendor selling toy aircraft

#JustStayInIndonesia Campaign Touts BIMP-EAGA Tourist Destinations

December 09, 2021

Strict health protocols keep domestic travelers safe amid COVID-19.