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Int’l workshop discusses peace sustaining amid uncertainties
Int’l workshop discusses peace sustaining amid uncertainties
Hanoi (VNA) – An international workshop was opened in Hanoi on December 5 under the theme “Sustaining Peace in time of Uncertainties: Towards Greater Regional Resilience and Responsiveness”. The international workshop takes place in Hanoi on December 5-6 (Photo: baoquocte.vn) The two-day event, held by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung foundation of Germany, is...
Thai government works to reduce plastic waste
Thai government works to reduce plastic waste
Bangkok (VNA) – The Thai government has sought help from 230,000 environmental volunteers in its campaign to help reduce the scourge of plastic waste in the country, local media reported. Plastic bags captured near the RCA entertainment district on Kamphaeng Phet 7 Road, Thailand (Photo: bangkokpost.com) "These volunteers will act as a good model and alert people to the...
Indonesia: Blast at National Monument park injures two soldiers
Indonesia: Blast at National Monument park injures two soldiers
Jakarta (VNA) - Two Indonesian soldiers were injured after a blast occurred at the National Monument park near the Presidential Palace in central Jakarta on December 3, according to local police. Indonesian soldiers at the site. (Photo: Reuters) Police also affirmed that there was no sign showing that it was an attack. Initial investigation findings found that the explosion...
Indonesia targets export of 1 million motorbikes by 2025
Indonesia targets export of 1 million motorbikes by 2025
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia has set a target of motorcycle production at 10 million by 2025, including 1 million units for export, according to Antara news agency. Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita told the press after opening Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) Motobike Expo 2019 in Jakarta on November 29, 2019. (Source: ANTARA) Nearly 20 percent or two million...
Indonesia to increase crude oil import from US
Indonesia to increase crude oil import from US
Jakarta (VNA) - State-owned energy holding firm PT Pertamina plans to import 4.75 million barrels of crude oil from the US, up 265.4 percent from 2019 target of 1.3 million barrels. Illustrative image (Photo: AFP) Speaking at the 2019 Pertamina Energy Forum, Pertamina’ official Hasto Wibowo said the company does not have a purchase contract for crude oil supply...
Philippines: int'l airport in Manila to close due to typhoon Kammuri
Philippines: int'l airport in Manila to close due to typhoon Kammuri
Hanoi (VNA) – The Philippine authorities said the international airport in Manila capital city will be closed temporarily on December 3 due to the threat posed by powerful typhoon Kammuri. The international airport in the Philippines' Manila capital city (Photo: manila-airport.net) Ed Monreal, General Manager of the Manila international airport authority, said that the airport will be closed...
SEA Games 30: Events rescheduled due to Typhoon Kammuri
SEA Games 30: Events rescheduled due to Typhoon Kammuri
Hanoi (VNA) – Organisers of the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) on December 2 announced the reschedule of some events expected to be held in the hosts Philippines’ Subic city over fear of Typhoon Kammuri. Satellite image of Typhoon Kammuri (Photo: NOAA) The super typhoon is projected to hit the Philippines on December 3, with...
Thailand’s cross-border trade slightly decreases in 10 months
Thailand’s cross-border trade slightly decreases in 10 months
Bangkok (VNA) - Thailand's cross-border trade reached 1.12 trillion THB in the first 10 months of the year, a year-on-year fall of 1.94 percent, according to statistics from the country’s Commerce Ministry. A port in Bangkok, Thailand (Photo: AFP/VNA) The slight decrease was recorded amid the strong baht, global economic slowdown, continued trade war and an overall volatile foreign...
China no longer the largest investor in Malaysia
China no longer the largest investor in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - China is no longer the biggest investor in Malaysia as it has now slipped to third position behind the United States and Japan, according to data provided by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). Chinese investments in Malaysia halved to 1.7 billion USD between January and September as compared to the same period last year....
Cambodia, Russia discuss establishment of nuclear science centre
Cambodia, Russia discuss establishment of nuclear science centre
Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodian and Russian experts on November 27 concluded talks on the possibility of constructing and establishing a nuclear science and technology centre in Cambodia, the Khmer Times newspaper reported. The two-day discussion, held in Siem Reap province, took place at the third meeting of a Cambodia-Russia joint working group on cooperation in the use of...
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