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Thailand to increase waste-to-energy projects to reduce garbage volume
Thailand to increase waste-to-energy projects to reduce garbage volume
Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s National Energy Policy Council (NEPC) plans to increase the number of new waste-to-energy (WTE) projects next year to ease worries about the growing volume of garbage. The council is preparing to invite investors to propose new projects, with total capacity of 400 megawatts, early next year. WTE plants, which were already granted licences in previous...
Vietnam, China co-chair 18th East Asia Forum
Vietnam, China co-chair 18th East Asia Forum
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and China co-chaired the 18th East Asia Forum which was held via video conference on December 10 under the theme of “Strengthening the ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation for Economic and Financial Resilience in the face of Emerging Challenges”. Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung (L) (Source: VNA) Attending the event were high-ranking officials, prestigious scholars...
Laos marks 45th National Day with grand ceremony
Laos marks 45th National Day with grand ceremony
Vientiane (VNA) – A grand ceremony was held in Vientiane on December 2 to celebrate the 45th National Day of Laos and the 100th birthday of President Kaysone Phomvihane. An art performance at the ceremony (Photo: VNA) Lao Party General Secretary and State President Bounnhang Vorachith, National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou, and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, attended the event....
Rapid response decisive to Vietnam’s success over COVID-19: German newspaper
Rapid response decisive to Vietnam’s success over COVID-19: German newspaper
Berlin (VNA) – German newspaper Neues Deutschland (New Germany) published an article on November 28 by Julia Behrens highlighting Vietnam's rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the fact that the Vietnamese government has put the health of the people ahead economic benefits. Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA) Vietnam has had no community infection cases of COVID-19 to...
Asia Times highlights Vietnam’s positive economic growth
Asia Times highlights Vietnam’s positive economic growth
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will be one of the few nations worldwide to record positive economic growth in 2020 despite a global collapse in trade, travel and investment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article recently published by the English language news media publishing group Asia Times. Workers at a fish processing factory in Vietnam (Illustrative...
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed after years of talks
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement signed after years of talks
Hanoi (VNA) – Ministers from 15 countries spanning the Asia-Pacific region on November 15 signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement after eight years of talks. At the signing ceremony in Hanoi (Photo: VNA) The trade pact involves 10 ASEAN member nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and the...
RoK official praises Vietnam’s role in ASEAN
RoK official praises Vietnam’s role in ASEAN
Seoul (VNA) - ASEAN Korea Centre (AKC) Secretary General Lee Hyuk has appreciated the role of Vietnam in ASEAN and as ASEAN Chair this year as well as the prospects of ASEAN-ROK ties in the future in an interview given to the Vietnam News Agency on the threshold of the 37th Summit and related summits scheduled for November 12-15....
ASEAN 2020: Japan stands ready to help ASEAN reduce emissions
ASEAN 2020: Japan stands ready to help ASEAN reduce emissions
Tokyo (VNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide will convey his country’s willingness to provide assistance to ASEAN member countries to cut their emissions while attending the upcoming ASEAN-Japan Summit, Japan’s national broadcaster NHK said on November 11. Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide (Photo: AFP/VNA) Suga is also expected to explain Japan’s commitment to reducing the country’s carbon emissions...
Indonesia enters first recession since 1998
Indonesia enters first recession since 1998
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia has officially entered its first recession since the 1998 Asian financial crisis as its economy contracts again in the third quarter of this year, albeit at a slower pace. Illustrative photo. (Source: MarketScreener) Southeast Asia’s largest economy shrank 3.49 percent year-on-year in the third quarter amid the persistent rise in COVID-19 cases, Statistics Indonesia (BPS)...
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