The ASEAN Committee in Mexico City (ACMC) on October 6 handed over a cheque worth 50,000 peso (2,800 USD) to the Mexico Red Cross to support victims of two historical earthquakes on September 7 and 19 in the country’s central southwest region.
2017 marks the golden jubilee of ASEAN’s establishment as a regional organisation founded on the ideals of peace, prosperity and harmony. Five decades of evolution and development has brought ASEAN an unprecedented level of economic growth and peace dividends that have galvanised its position as one of the world’s most successful inter-governmental groupings, and transformed Southeast Asia into a vibrant and dynamic region.
In 2015, a power interconnection project linked Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province and Malaysia’s Sarawak state. By 2020, the Singapore Kunming Rail Link (SKRL) will run through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
Vietnam will host the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (AMME-13) and related meetings from October 26-30, which are of significant importance as the formation of the ASEAN Community is nearing.