A construction site in Indonesia (Source: Financial Tribune)

Bottlenecks in ASEAN infrastructure investment

There are still bottlenecks in infrastructure investment in Southeast Asia that hamper regional economic growth and connectivity, experts said in an annual conference on Asian competitiveness in Singapore on November 23-24. 
About 3 trillion USD is needed for green investment  in ASEAN between 2016 and 2030, 37 times the size of the global 2016 green bond market (Source: VNA)

ASEAN needs to increase green investment by 400 pct

ASEAN member states should increase green investment by 400 percent each year to protect their people and economies from climate change and other environmental shocks, according to a recently-released research.
Foreign Ministers from ASEAN and China officially approved the draft framework of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) on August 6 in Manila, the Philippines (Source: Internet)

ASEAN, China officially approve draft COC framework

The foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China officially approved the draft framework of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) on August 6 in Manila, the Philippines.
AEC a catalyst for reform in Vietnam

AEC a catalyst for reform in Vietnam

The year 2017 marks an important milestone for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN): the 50th anniversary of its establishment. For half a century, ASEAN has being growing strongly, recording significant achievements on the way.
Seafood processed at Ngo Quyen Export JSC in Kien Giang for export to Australia. (Source: VNA)

Vietnam promotes exports to Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have huge potential for Vietnamese products like farm produce, aquatic products, coffee, cashew, computers, telephones and garments, said Nguyen Phuc Nam, deputy director of the Department of Asia-Pacific Market under the Ministry of Industry and Trade at a conference held in Hanoi on July 28.
The conference on “The ASEAN Region and South Asia: A Melting Pot of Culture and Buddhism in Southeast Asia” is underway in HCM City until July 11. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City hosts int’l workshop on Buddhism

An international conference on “The ASEAN Region and South Asia: A Melting Pot of Culture and Buddhism in Southeast Asia” is underway in HCM City until July 11, attracting Buddhist followers and scholars from 44 countries and territories worldwide.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (4th left) at the signing ceremony, 30th ASEAN summit, Manila on April 29. (Photo: VNA/VNS)

ASEAN should uphold community spirit: PM Phuc

ASEAN member states need to uphold their responsibility and the community’s spirit, especially a common stance on international and regional issues, towards increasing the bloc’s position in the international arena, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a retreat meeting in the framework of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines.