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Aerial view of El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines. Photo credit: iStock/Nikada.

Palawan hosts 11th BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games in December

June 17, 2024

More than a hundred athletes and sports officials will gather in the city of Puerto Princesa for the 11th BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games on 1 to 5 December 2024.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan. Photo courtesy of the Government of Brunei Darussalam.

Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines Agree to Boost Tourism Cooperation

June 14, 2024

Areas of collaboration include promotion of Muslim-friendly and halal tourism, investments, airline cooperation, and knowledge sharing.
A hotel staff in La Union, Philippines working at the front desk. Photo credit: ADB.

ASEAN AI Guidelines Seek to Encourage Responsible Use and Deployment

June 05, 2024

The guidelines will ensure decisions made by AI are aligned with national and corporate values, as well as broader ethical and social norms.
Group exercise at the Regional Training in Project Management in Bangkok. Photo credit: ADB.

Building Capacity in Project Management to Achieve High Development Impact

May 30, 2024

BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT, and GMS officials join regional training on design concepts and tools for developing and implementing strategic projects.
A woman taking a water sample from a wastewater treatment pond.

Providing Climate-Resilient and Adequate Sanitation Services in Pontianak

May 23, 2024

The ADB-supported project entails the construction of wastewater treatment plants and sewer networks.
A woman cooking small cakes in Malaysia.

Malaysia to Bolster Halal Ecosystems amid Strong Global Demand

May 21, 2024

Government to strengthen support ecosystem for producers and service providers and improve governance, capacity-building programs, and promotion.
A view of a container port in Viet Nam.

ASEAN Taxonomy Defines Sustainable Activities in Transport, Construction Sectors

May 16, 2024

Southeast Asia advanced efforts to guide capital and funding toward sustainable activities in carbon-intensive sectors.
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the central Philippines in November 2013. Warming oceans have affected the intensity of tropical storms. Photo credit: ADB.

ASEAN Finance Ministers Take On Pivotal Role in Climate Action

May 13, 2024

The planned ASEAN Climate Finance Policy Platform will enable knowledge exchange through evidence-based policy dialogue, generate evidence and build capacity, and develop and operationalize policy frameworks.
Officials launching Mindanao's first solar hybrid power plant.

Hybrid Solar Power Plants to Light Up Seaweed Farming Communities in Tawi-Tawi

March 27, 2024

The power plants will provide 24-7 electrification in the island municipalities of Sibutu and Sitangkai.
Performers take the stage at last year's Rainforest World Music Festival.

Rainforest World Music Festival 2024 to Celebrate Music, Sustainable Tourism

March 27, 2024

The festival will be headlined by Grammy award winner Kitaro and award-winning Malaysian singer Dato’ Zainalabidin.