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ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines’ economic growth

World

ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines’ economic growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a new six-year country partnership strategy with the Philippines, under which the bank will provide a credit package worth 7.8 billion USD to the Southeast Asian country until 2021 to support it in attaining sustained high and inclusive economic growth.

Contest raises children awareness of water resources protection

Society

Contest raises children awareness of water resources protection

A water resources protection education idea and painting contest was launched at Dich Vong B primary school in Hanoi on September 20 to raise children’s awareness of the role of clean water and measures to protect and use water efficiently as part of a programme named “Mizuiku – I love clean water”.

ADB loan helps Philippines expand financial services

World

ADB loan helps Philippines expand financial services

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 19 announced that it had approved a 300 million USD loan to support the Philippine government's effort to expand financial services across the country, especially among entrepreneurs, small businesses, farmers, workers, and individuals, including women and vulnerable households.

Khanh Hoa: Bicycles presented to disadvantaged students

Society

Khanh Hoa: Bicycles presented to disadvantaged students

The National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC) on September 19 teamed up with AIA Life Insurance Company in Vietnam to present 70 bicycles, gifts, and five life insurance contracts each worth 20 million VND to 75 poor students in the central province of Khanh Hoa.

Vietnam needs to adapt to digitisation

Sci-Tech

Vietnam needs to adapt to digitisation

Vietnam needs to improve the quality of its technical and vocational education and training to meet the requirements of digitisation and industry 4.0, a conference heard in HCM City on September 18.