Thailand approves 400-million-USD budget for innovation World

Thailand approves 400-million-USD budget for innovation

The Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), formerly known as the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), is likely to be allocated 12.5 billion baht (over 400 million USD) after the House of Representatives changed its decision to cut down the annual budget to fund the agency’s activities.
Indonesia speeds up capital city move World

Indonesia speeds up capital city move

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on December 18 that he had ordered his Cabinet to speed up a 32.79 billion USD project to move the capital city from Jakarta to Borneo island so that the new "Silicon Valley"-like city could be ready by 2023, a year earlier than the government's original estimate.
Malaysia approves budget estimates for 2020 World

Malaysia approves budget estimates for 2020

The Dewan Negara – the upper house of the Malaysian Parliament – has approved the Supply Bill (Budget) 2020, which has allocated 297 billion RM for the year’s expenditure.