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Thailand: TV stations join no single-use plastic bags campaign
Thailand: TV stations join no single-use plastic bags campaign
Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) of Thailand has signed an agreement with eight TV stations to discourage the availability of single-use plastic bags by censoring scenes showing the bags in programmes, while major shops and stores will officially discontinue offering these bags from January 1. At the event (Photo: VNA) Minister of Natural...
WB helps Philippines increase financial resilience to natural disasters
WB helps Philippines increase financial resilience to natural disasters
Hanoi (VNA) – The World Bank (WB) has approved a 400 million USD loan to help the Philippines increase its competitive capacity, enhance fiscal sustainability and strengthening financial resilience to natural disasters and climate change. Illustrative image (Photo: www.philstar.com) This loan has a 19-year maturity, inclusive of a 10-year grace period. In terms of promoting competitiveness, the loan...
Thailand: TV stations join no single-use plastic bags campaign
Thailand: TV stations join no single-use plastic bags campaign
Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) of Thailand has signed an agreement with eight TV stations to discourage the availability of single-use plastic bags by censoring scenes showing the bags in programmes, while major shops and stores will officially discontinue offering these bags from January 1. At the event (Photo: VNA) Minister of Natural...
Indonesia reports trade deficit in November
Indonesia reports trade deficit in November
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia posted its biggest trade deficit in seven months in November, as exports fell more than expected and imports of consumer goods soared ahead of year-end festivities. Shipping containers at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta (Shutterstock.com) November's trade gap was 1.33 billion USD, the widest since April. Exports in November amounted to 14.01 billion USD, down...
Vietnam, Japan need further cooperation for regional prosperity: Japanese expert
Vietnam, Japan need further cooperation for regional prosperity: Japanese expert
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Japan should boost closer cooperation within their extensive strategic partnership framework for peace and prosperity in Asia, said former Japanese Defence Minister Satoshi Morimoto. At the seminar “Regional Issues and Japan’s Defence Policy” (Photo: baoquocte.vn) Addressing the seminar “Regional Issues and Japan’s Defence Policy” held at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam on December 17,...
Hyundai, Grab team up to operate electric vehicles in Indonesia
Hyundai, Grab team up to operate electric vehicles in Indonesia
Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian subsidiary of the Korean automaker Hyundai Motor and Grab Indonesia, an app-based ride-hailing firm, plan to debut the Hyundai Ioniq Electric in Jakarta early next year. Hyundai and Grab launched the programme on December 13, marking a step forward in their collaboration for electric vehicle development announced a year ago. Under the initial stage...
Thailand drafts regulations for applying 5G technology
Thailand drafts regulations for applying 5G technology
Bangkok (VNA) - A series of regulations governing 5G technology adoption and related frameworks are expected to be launched by March next year, says the Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The regulations include the technical standard for networks and terminals for 5G, the numbering and identification of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, security and privacy, data arrangement...
Fatalities in Philippines earthquake rise to four
Fatalities in Philippines earthquake rise to four
Hanoi (VNA) – The fatalities in the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Davao city on the Philippines’ southern Mindanao island on December 15 have increased to four, according to latest reports. Inside a building after the quake (Photo: AP) A 3-storey building collapsed during the tremor, trapping many people inside, and killing at least three. Meanwhile, a 6-year-old...
Thailand expects 20-pct growth in shrimp exports for 2020
Thailand expects 20-pct growth in shrimp exports for 2020
Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand is hoping for a recovery in shrimp exports which are forecast to grow 20 percent in 2020 thanks to increased production. Somsak Paneetatyasai, President of the Thai Shrimp Association, said higher production efficiency and efforts to tackle shrimp diseases should lead to an output of 350,000-400,000 tonnes in 2020, up from 290,000 tonnes this year....
Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri to expand business to Vietnam
Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri to expand business to Vietnam
Jakarta (VNA) - PT Bank Mandiri Tbk of Indonesia is planning to expand its business to the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam, its director Darmawan Junaidi told reporters on December 11. PT Bank Mandiri Tbk of Indonesia is planning to expand its business to the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.(Photo: jakartaglobe.id) Bank Mandiri intends to acquire or merge with banks in...
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