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Trade and Investment Facilitation

Makati skyline. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

BIMP-EAGA Countries Eye Electricity Trade by 2025

September 18, 2023

The Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines Power Integration Project will scale up cross-border power trade in ASEAN.
The Nam Theun 2 hydropower plant in Lao PDR exports electricity to Thailand. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Energy Ministers Push for Expansion of ASEAN Power Grid and Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline

September 05, 2023

The planned Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines Power Integration may be the next multilateral power trading project.
A factory worker inspects a tire on the assembly line.

Ministers Welcome Progress in Implementing RCEP

August 31, 2023

A support unit that will be tasked to coordinate the trade pact’s implementation is expected to start operations in 2024.
A farmer tending to his crops in the Philippines.

Palawan-based Agritech Startup Forays into Brunei Darussalam

August 23, 2023

Venture is part of a project to improve the market access of farmers and fisherfolks across BIMP-EAGA.
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.
Mindanao Development Forum 2023.

Mindanao: Land of Peace, Plenty, and Beauty Is Ready for Investments

June 09, 2023

The Philippines’ southern frontier makes an aggressive investment pitch to accelerate its growth momentum. 
BIMP-EAGA family photo

BIMP-EAGA Leaders Look for New Growth Pathways beyond 2025

May 14, 2023

The leaders touted BIMP-EAGA’s achievements and resilience after almost 3 decades of cooperation.
Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Photo credit: iStock/Subodh Agnihotri.

BIMP-EAGA Leaders Meet in Labuan Bajo Today for 15th Summit

May 11, 2023

The Summit will discuss developments in the subregion and its progress toward the BIMP-EAGA Vision 2025 goals
A grocery in Singapore. Photo credit: ADB.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Enters into Force for Indonesia

January 13, 2023

Thirteen of the 15 original parties have ratified the agreement.
A health worker inoculating a patient with the COVID-19 vaccine.

ASEAN Leaders Vow to Sustain Recovery amid Challenges

December 06, 2022

Leaders want countries to brace for headwinds from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, food shortage, climate change, and other threats.