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28 April 2023

AEIR 2023 Highlights Deepening Integration, Continued Economic Growth in the GMS

The Asian Economic Integration Report 2023 highlights the continued growth of integration in subregional initiatives and programs in Southeast Asia, including both in the GMS and the ASEAN, from 2006 to 2020.

16 April 2023

ADB, GEAPP Announce $35 Million for Energy Access and Transition for South and Southeast Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today joined the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) to announce $35 million to help boost energy access and the energy transition in South and Southeast Asia.

04 April 2023

Recovery in Services, Investment to Boost Growth in Lao PDR — ADB

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s (Lao PDR) economy is expected to grow moderately this year and next, thanks to the recovery in services and private sector investments as pandemic restrictions are eased throughout the region, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.

04 April 2023

Cambodia’s Economy to Accelerate on Tourism Recovery — ADB

Cambodia’s economy is forecast to grow at 5.5% in 2023 and 6.0% in 2024 on a more robust tourism recovery and higher growth in the services sector, according to a report released today by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

04 April 2023

Viet Nam’s Growth Support Policy Helps Counter Global Headwinds in 2023

After a strong performance in 2022, Viet Nam’s economic growth is expected to moderate at 6.5% this year and further expand at 6.8% in 2024, according to the flagship economic publication of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released today.

3 March 2023

ADB Signs Loan for First Cross-Border Wind Power Project in Asia, First Plant in Lao PDR and Largest in Southeast Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Monsoon Wind Power Company Limited (Monsoon) signed a $ 692.55 million nonrecourse project financing package to build a 600-megawatt wind power plant in Sekong and Attapeu provinces in the southern region of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to export and sell power to neighboring Viet Nam.

20 February 2023

Improving Food Safety in Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Viet Nam

Fruit and vegetables are essential for good health and generate income for millions of smallholder farmers and other value chain actors in Viet Nam. However, consumers tend to reduce intake as they are concerned about food safety. They are mostly worried about pesticide contamination. Many fruits and vegetables in the country are produced with high usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides./p>

6 February 2023

Ensuring Health and Safety in Lao PDR’s Empire Water

With 70 brands of drinking water distributed in four provinces in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)—Vientiane Capital, Vientiane Province, Louangphabang, and Bolikhamxai—the private company Empire Water relies on its reputation of safety in producing and supplying quality bottled water to establishments, including hotels and restaurants.