Thailand: companies back circular economy at Eco Innovation Forum 2019 World

Thailand: companies back circular economy at Eco Innovation Forum 2019

The Thai Ministry of Industry, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, the Water and Environment Institute for Sustainability, and the Federation of Thai Industries have held the Eco Innovation Forum 2019, on the theme ‘The Economy: Way to a Smart and Sustainable Eco Industrial Town,’ raising awareness in the industrial sector of the circular economy concept in eco industrial town development to maximise efficiency in resource consumption.
ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast World

ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised down its forecast on economic growth in Southeast Asia to 4.5 percent compared with a previous forecast of 4.8 percent and from last year's 5.1 percent pace.
Indonesia calls for RoK’s investment in battery industry World

Indonesia calls for RoK’s investment in battery industry

The Indonesian Government is calling on enterprises of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to invest in the battery industry for electronic vehicles in the country, just weeks after Jakarta announced a ban on the export of nickel ore to develop its domestic processing industry.
Local rice industry needs technology in preservation, processing Business

Local rice industry needs technology in preservation, processing

The application of advanced technology in preservation and processing is the most important factor in Vietnam’s rice value chain, said Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam’s textile export value up almost 7 pct in eight months Business

Vietnam’s textile export value up almost 7 pct in eight months

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) said the total export value of textiles, fiber, and cloth reached 25.7 billion USD in the first eight months of the year, up 8.6 percent year on year, including 60.6 percent from foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises.
Firms benefit from programme on efficient use of resources Business

Firms benefit from programme on efficient use of resources

The Vietnam Improvement Program has helped 82 garment-textile and footwear factories in Vietnam invest 37 million USD in efficient use of resources, thus saving 30 million USD per year, according to the International Finance Corporation (IFC).