COVID-19

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Sabah Gets Ready for a Revival in Tourism

May 11, 2021

Domestic promotions, new destinations, and infrastructure upgrades are expected to bring tourism back on its feet.
Malaysia stock photo. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Southeast Asian Economies to Grow 4.4% in 2021 amid COVID-19

April 29, 2021

The Asian Development Bank sees the trade-dependent region tracking developments in the global economy, buoyed by mass vaccinations and fiscal and monetary stimulus.
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Asia–Pacific Countries to Discuss Regional Priorities for Overcoming COVID-19

April 26, 2021

UNESCAP has set an ambitious policy agenda grounded in regional cooperation for “building back better” from the pandemic.
ADB’s COVID-19 emergency support will enable Cisarua hire more women as door-to-door sales agents under its Miss Cimory program. Photo credit: ADB/Cimory.

Why COVID-19 Support for Agribusiness Is Important

April 22, 2021

Liquidity support for a dairy manufacturer in Indonesia preserves farmers’ livelihoods and creates jobs for women during the pandemic.
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.