Covid-19

Mechatronics students in Indonesia work on their soccer-bots. Photo credit: ADB.

A 4IR-Ready Workforce May Be the Key to Faster Business Recovery

April 13, 2021

Research in Southeast Asia shows large potential returns to businesses arising from productivity increases, creating 169 million jobs by 2030.
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Japan Consulate Kicks Off BIMP-EAGA Investment Seminar Series in March

April 13, 2021

The Consulate General of Japan in Davao launched the first BIMP-EAGA–Japan Investment Seminar online on 24 March in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).
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Virtual Trade Show to Match Indonesian and Philippine Businesses

April 13, 2021

The Indonesian Consulate General in Davao City announced that a virtual trade show will be held on 14 April to help 13 Indonesian manufacturers look for partners in the Philippines.
Photo credit: Bureau of Customs, Philippines.

Breaking Down Barriers in the Logistics Industry in the Philippines

March 31, 2021

An OECD report recommends measures to enhance competition and market entry in the logistics sector for freight transport, freight forwarding, and value-added services.
The ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility is supporting the recently approved sustainable transport project EDSA Greenways in the Philippines. Photo credit: ADB.

What Is the Green Recovery Program in Southeast Asia?

March 30, 2021

ASEAN plans to build back cleaner after COVID-19 by investing in sustainable transport, clean energy, and low-carbon agriculture.
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Indonesia’s MyHealthDiary Wins Digital Against COVID-19 Challenge

March 30, 2021

An app that monitors a COVID-19 patient’s condition may also be used as a digital health passport.
Coron Island is known for World War II-era wreck diving, crystal-blue Kayangan Lake, and Barracuda Lake, a divers’ paradise. Photo credit: iStock/faizzaki.

Opening of Three Ports in Palawan to Boost Tourism, Trade

March 19, 2021

Two ports serve as gateways to two major tourist destinations in the Philippines, El Nido and Coron, while the third port is in Bataraza on the southernmost tip of Palawan.
Explore green growth opportunities in agriculture and fisheries, clean energy, and sustainable transport and waste management. Photo credit: ADB.

Green Investments, Big Data, Tax Reform Key to Southeast Asia’s Recovery

March 17, 2021

Three areas are critical to Southeast Asia's economic recovery: investing in green infrastructure, revenue mobilization, and big data solutions.
Photo of Davao International Airport in Mindanao, Philippines taken in 2019.

5 Key Initiatives to Safely Reopen Borders in ASEAN

March 12, 2021

High on the agenda are the drafting of a travel corridor arrangement framework, digital tools for seamless travel, and common guidelines on hygiene and safety.
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Remote Islands of Mindanao Get Free Wi-Fi

March 12, 2021

Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces are among the latest recipients of the free Wi-Fi program.