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Workers at a horticulture farm.

Growing the Horticulture Sector in South Sulawesi’s Enrekang and Gowa Districts

August 30, 2023

This entails introducing climate-resilient land, soil, and water management systems, engaging the private sector along the value chain, and introducing digital services.
Cultural dancers performing during the first Budayaw Festival in Mindanao.

4th Budayaw Festival Slated on 1–5 September in Makassar

August 24, 2023

After going virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic, BIMP-EAGA’s signature cultural festival is returning as an in-person event.
People milling around a market in Indonesia.

Indonesia Targets MSMEs and Local Communities in West Kalimantan for Financial Inclusion Drive

August 11, 2023

The move is part of a national initiative to aggressively push for financial literacy.
A man enjoying the Ramang-Rammang forest of rock in Sulawesi.

BIMP-EAGA Boasts of Three UNESCO Global Geoparks

July 31, 2023

Being named as a UNESCO geopark is a recognition of how the sites are being conserved to serve local communities, while highlighting their geological and cultural importance.
People trying out a traditional dance in Indonesia.

BIMP-EAGA Countries Explore Ways to Strengthen Village Tourism

June 21, 2023

The subregion is well-positioned to promote village tourism to help spur development in remote and less developed areas in member countries. 
Stock photo of a commuter train in Indonesia. Photo credit: ADB.

Building Sulawesi’s First Railway

June 21, 2023

Makassar–Parepare Railway will connect two major port cities and serve five districts in South Sulawesi province.
Mosque in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Indonesia and Malaysia Share Top Spot in Global Muslim Travel Index 2023

June 14, 2023

Other Southeast Asian countries also rank high among Muslim travelers.
Rainforest in Indonesian Borneo. Photo credit: iStock/Rita Enes.

Alam Sehat Lestari: Linking Conservation and Human Health to Preserve Borneo’s Rainforests

May 26, 2023

An Indonesian nonprofit provides affordable health care and alternative livelihoods in West Kalimantan to encourage local communities to protect and preserve climate-critical forests.
Southeast Asia accounts for nearly half of the global plastic leakage from land to sea. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Four Southeast Asian Countries Pilot the Use of Nuclear Technology in Plastics Recycling

May 02, 2023

The International Atomic Energy Agency is piloting the application of nuclear solutions to plastics recycling in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
A rapid bus service in Malaysia uses low-carbon emission vehicles. Photo credit: ADB.

Greening Islamic Finance to Scale Up Investments in Climate Action

February 14, 2023

An ADB–IsDB report provides recommendations on how to speed up the development of Islamic climate finance.