Connectivity

An 8-turbine wind farm in Nabas overlooks the resort island of Boracay. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

BKCF Grants Fund Now Open for Third Round of Project Proposals

January 27, 2023

Priority projects include renewable energy, green enterprises, sustainable tourism, low-carbon transport, and high-quality agro-fisheries production.
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.
Passengers walking around an airport in the Philippines.

ASEAN, EU Ink World’s First Region-to-Region Air Transport Deal

November 11, 2022

The landmark agreement paves the way for more destinations, flight frequencies, and travel options as well as cargo services between Southeast Asia and Europe.
People wearing protective face masks in Indonesia as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.

BIMP-EAGA Needs a Playbook to Boost Resilience against Future Shocks

September 02, 2022

Member countries urged to look beyond the 2025 mid-term plan in realizing the subregion’s overall goals.
Men inspecting a wind turbine in the distance.

Korean-Backed BIMP-EAGA Fund Calls Again for Grant Proposals

August 10, 2022

Environment, connectivity, and tourism projects may apply for $50,000 to $300,000 in funding.
People waiting for the train in Thailand

Ten Trends To Consider in Building Resilient Transport Systems

April 13, 2022

Rapid population growth, aging populations, climate change, and urban migration just among trends that will shape transport systems and significantly alter mobility in the region.
BIMP-EAGA Leaders posing at the 14th Summit held virtually

BIMP-EAGA Leaders: The Pandemic Has Not Deterred Robust Cooperation

November 03, 2021

Key infrastructure projects have increased 65% to 88 since 2017, showing countries’ commitment to boost connectivity.
People wearing masks walking in the street

BIMP-EAGA to Deepen Digital Integration and Connectivity in Line with ASEAN Thrust

November 03, 2021

The Bandar Seri Begawan Roadmap will guide digital transformation, which is key to pandemic recovery.
Traders and workers mill around a fish market in Mindanao

Private Sector Proposes Measures to Better Promote Trade, Tourism, and Investment in BIMP-EAGA

October 19, 2021

BEBC keen to be growth engine in reviving the economies of member countries, says chairman.
Two children browsing through a smartphone

Wide-Ranging Measures Needed to Improve Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas, Says ITU Report

September 24, 2021

Policies that encourage PPPs and relaxed taxes and levies are among recommendations.