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.

Plastic Fantastic: How Recycling Can Unlock Billions for BIMP-EAGA Economies

March 31, 2021

Right interventions, including better sorting, setting recycled content targets, and restricting disposal in landfills, among others, are key, says World Bank study.
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.
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.
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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.

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.
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Thai Shipping Line Links Southern Philippine Traders to Asia, Middle East Markets

January 08, 2021

Regional Container Line (RCL) connects the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines to its transshipment hub in Singapore, improving access to other Southeast Asian markets and beyond.