Call for Applications: Startup World Cup 2019

Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems around the world. This platform consists of a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Call for Applications: The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

The Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards are an international business awards competition that are open to all organizations in the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of the awards is on recognizing innovation in all its forms.
Application Deadline in 16 days

Call for Applications: Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund for Enterprises in Asia-Pacific

The Innovation Fund seeks to co-fund companies to pilot innovative digital and financial solutions that improve access to finance and/or enhance operational efficiency of women-led MSMEs.
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Vietnamese Seafood export targets US$ 10 billion in turnover in 2019

The Vietnamese aquatic sector set a target of raising its export revenue to US$10 billion in 2019, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Call for nominations: The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

The award recognizes exemplary individuals in Southeast Asia who have contributed to the advancement of agricultural development in the region as exemplified by Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, the first Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and a renowned development practitioner. It covers achievements along the full range of fields that contribute to agricultural development including plant and animal sciences, land and water management, environment and natural resource management, technology development, social organization, food security, poverty reduction, economics and business, and policy and governance, among others.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Thailand offered incentives for foreign investment in Medical Robotics

The maximum corporate income tax (CIT) exemption is 8 years for both manufacture of automation machinery/equipment with engineering design, and the manufacture of high-risk or high-technology medical devices. However, the CIT exemption for the assembling of robots or automation equipment/parts is 5 years.

Bamboo as an Alternative Bioenergy Crop and Powerful Ally for Land Restoration in Indonesia

The energy demand in Indonesia has increased significantly with its population growth, urbanization, and economic development. The growing concern of meeting energy demand while reducing dependency on fossil fuels has resulted in an increasing demand for renewable energy

Job Vacancy: Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Deko Industries is an international group in the agro-food industry. We promote and use open source technologies in our operations. We have operations in Cambodia, Singapore, Mali and Nigeria. For our projects in Africa, we are looking to hire an Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Application Deadline in 2 months

Least developed countries are finding out from Viet Nam how fisheries sector opportunities can transform their economies

The opportunity to use fisheries and aquaculture for export diversification is very real and important for LDCs, says UNCTAD’s Africa, LDCs and special programmes director, Paul Akiwumi.

Call for Proposals: NGO marine conservation projects in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam

The present call for proposals is part of a continuing series of such calls by Blue Action Fund, providing individual grants to selected NGO marine conservation projects in developing countries. To better support regional ocean governance structures and foster co-operation between NGOs, the call focuses on a limited number of countries.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: Southeast Asian Technology Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders Program

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade offer six-to-eight young Southeast Asian technology entrepreneurs and business leaders the chance to visit New Zealand.
Applications are closed

Vietnam announced a list of 13 key agricultural products

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has announced a list of 13 key agricultural products of Vietnam.The list includes rice, coffee, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, tea, vegetables and fruit, cassava and cassava products, pork, meat and eggs, tra fish, shrimp, wood and wood products.

Singapore-based SEEDS Capital appoints seven partners to co-invest in agrifood tech startups

SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, has appointed seven co-investment partners under Startup SG Equity. This will catalyse more than S$90 million worth of investments to develop Singapore-based startups in the Agrifood tech sector. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Dr Koh Poh Koon, at the opening of Indoor Ag-Con Asia.

ADB, Ascent Capital's Equity Investment Deal to Provide Growth Capital to Private Enterprises in Myanmar

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement on 21 December 2018 to provide a $10 million equity investment to Ascent Myanmar Growth Fund I LP (AMGF), a Myanmar-focused private equity fund, to provide much-needed capital investment for the growth and expansion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the Southeast Asian country.

The Prospect of Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics in Transportation System

This paper, based on review of related literature, presents a summary of the inherent prospects in adopting IoT and big data analytics in the Malaysia transportation system. Efficient and safe port environment, predictive maintenance and remote management, boundary-less software platform and connected ecosystem, among others, are the inherent benefits in the IoT and big data analytics for the Malaysia transportation system.

Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

Singapore launched a new S$30 million Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the launch of a new S$30 million Cybersecurity Capabilities Grant to strengthen the cyber resilience of the financial sector in Singapore and help financial institutions develop local talent in cybersecurity.

ADB Project to Modernize Irrigation Systems, Improve Agricultural Productivity in Viet Nam

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved over $100 million in financing to help the Government of Viet Nam install eight modernized irrigation systems in five drought-affected provinces, which will improve agricultural productivity, especially among farmers growing high-value crops such as coffee, peppers, grapes, dragon fruits, and mangoes.

Singapore-based startup CSE unveils the Smart Contract 2.0 solutions

Blockchain ensures transparency while Smart Contract allows for intelligent execution, which CSE has integrated into a virtual machine. Aside from finance, users may also instruct this virtual machine to “substitute” people in areas such as: cultivation of crops, logistics handling, timeline management, chain of custody, intelligent data management, or smart city management, etc. This is open source platform so users may integrate their solutions in two ways, by API or by embedding codes into any applications such as Web, App, software, as well as hardware, especially the IoT equipment, NFC, etc.

Singapore NUS innovation opens doors to smaller, cheaper and long-lasting IoT sensors

Novel picoWatt-power wake-up timer cuts minimum power consumption of IoT sensor nodes by 1,000 times.

Energy and Environmental Assessments of Bioethanol production from Sri Kanji 1 Cassava in Malaysia

This study was aimed to evaluate the potential of bioethanol production from Sri Kanji 1 cassava in Malaysia in terms of energy efficiency and renewability, as well to estimate the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in CO2 equivalent. Bioethanol production process from cassava includes cassava farming, ethanol production, and transportation in which the primary energy consumption was considered.
4 months ago

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

Thai aerospace industry is ready for take-off

Thailand, with its strategic location in the heart of Southeast Asia, is already an aviation hub of the region. The continuous growth in the tourism industry and national economy has driven the country's air traffic to increase three times faster than the global market.

Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
Applications are closed

Singapore to establish Additive Manufacturing Facility and Applications in Maritime Sector

The facility’s location also leverages PSA’s parts supplier base and facility operations to support just-in-time inventory. This move towards digitised inventories reduces the need to hold excess inventory, which lowers storage costs, while shortening turnaround time from weeks to days due to improved availability of spare parts. In the long run, PSA will expand the scope of these services to the wider maritime industry, including ship owners, to help build its business adjacencies.

Online information system for data collection of cattle quality

The purpose of this research is to produce the prototype of an online information system for data collection of cattle quality in Semarang regency.

Call for Proposals on Joint Innovation Projects between France and Singapore

Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong potential for the French, Singaporean and/or international market.

Technological Innovation for Agricultural Statistics: Special Supplement to Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018

This report showcases the role that technology can play in improving the quality, timeliness, and frequency of agricultural statistics in Asia and the Pacific.

Call for Applications: Startup Station Singapore to empower startups based in Singapore or within Southeast Asia

Startup Station Singapore is open to any growth stage data-driven startup with established business model and datasets that are looking to scale their business. They can either be based in Singapore or within Southeast Asia.
Applications are closed

Call for expression of interest: Outsource manufacturing in professional products for sound and lighting

Smart International Consulting had received a mandate from an European manufacturer leader in professional products for sound and lighting to select an Asian manufacturer who have the experiences in the manufacturing of sound and lighting products based on the design and specification of the engineering team based in Europe.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Singapore to strengthen the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem in Financial Sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is collaborating with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) to accelerate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Singapore’s financial sector.
10 months ago

The Tourism Authority of Thailand to team up with Alibaba to establish online Thailand tourism platform

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is in the process to enter into a partnership with Alibaba, and its online travel subsidiary Fliggy.com, to develop an online platform promoting Thai small tourism operators and emerging destinations to Chinese travellers.
a year ago

Singapore NUS engineers invent smart microchip that can self-start and operate when battery runs out

One of the key challenges of moving IoT devices from concept to reality is to have long-lasting operation under tightly constrained energy sources, thus demanding extreme power efficiency.
a year ago

E-commerce boosts trade and competitiveness, report finds

Cross-border e-commerce increasingly helps micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to become more competitive in international markets. But for companies to realize that potential, they need more and better market intelligence on e-commerce.
a year ago

Alibaba Group and the Government of Thailand Enter into Strategic Partnership in Support of Thailand 4.0

the Government of Thailand and Alibaba entered into a strategic partnership to drive the development of Thailand's digital economy and the Eastern Economic Corridor under the Thailand 4.0 policy. Under this partnership, agencies of the Thai government and business units of Alibaba will work closely together in a number of areas, including e-commerce, digital logistics, tourism and training.
a year ago

Novel NUS technique strengthens building structures by mixing biochar from saw dust with cement

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found an innovative and environmental-friendly technique to enhance building structures. The new method, which incorporates biochar recycled from saw dust into cement, improves the strength and water tightness of mortar and concrete, and offers an alternative use to the large volume of wood waste produced in Singapore.
a year ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Economy & Society for the cities of Jakarta and London

Startups applying to this challenge should be utilizing big data applications and predictions to help improve decision making and analytics and help improve human wellbeing.
Applications are closed
a year ago

20,000 Smallholder Farmers in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam to benefit from $163 Million Inclusive Agribusiness Deal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today signed $163 million in loan agreements with Olam International Limited (OIL) and Café Outspan Vietnam Limited (COVL), a subsidiary of OIL. The loans will help improve inclusive and sustainable agricultural value chains, directly benefiting up to 20,000 smallholder farmers in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam.
a year ago

Access Power launches 2018 edition of the $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition powering Africa & Asia

ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Singtel Innov8 and NUS to create Singapore's first regional cyber security start-up hub

ICE71 aims to strengthen Singapore’s growing cyber security ecosystem by attracting and developing competencies and new technologies.
a year ago

ADB Projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, Tajikistan Secure GCF Funding

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has secured $190 million in total funding comprising of $85 million in grants and $105 million in concessional loans from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for its climate change projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, shoring up the bank’s efforts to increase its climate financing for the Asia and Pacific region.
a year ago

Accenture: Digital commerce in ASEAN is expected to reach US$32 billion by 2020

Governments across ASEAN are projected to invest US$200 billion between 2015 and 2020 in digital infrastructure, putting pressure on the private sector to step up its game. Between 2014 and 2016, companies in ASEAN invested US$3 billion in digital commerce and in the next four years, this amount is forecasted to increase by more than triple, to US$10 billion.
a year ago

Cambodia May Issue Its Legal Cryptocurrency, Following Venezuela

This summit is believed to be the establishment of an international platform for cooperation and communication on the application of blockchain technology, to boost innovation of blockchain technology and its application in different scenarios and promote the blockchain fin-tech in both Southeast Asia and internationally.
a year ago

Higher Shares of Renewable Energy Central to Sustainable Development Across Southeast Asia

IRENA highlights that renewable energy is proving key to expanding energy access in a region where 65 million people lack it. With Southeast Asia’s vast, untapped renewables potential, considerable opportunities exist to accelerate renewables deployment in the power sector but also in heating, cooling and transport.
a year ago

Vietnam’s shrimp exports reached US$3.5 billion

As of November 2017, Vietnam’s shrimp exports reached US$3.5 billion, up 21.8% over the same period in 2016. This represented the efforts of enterprises when facing difficulties in exports to markets.
a year ago

NUS researchers pioneer water-based, eco-friendly and energy-saving air-conditioner

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants.
a year ago

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia

Energy consumption in Southeast Asia has doubled in just over two decades. With annual economic growth exceeding 4%, the region can expect energy demand to rise further in the years ahead. This regional market analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) examines the challenges of economic and population growth, the need to boost energy supply, and growing environmental and energy security concerns.
a year ago

NUS engineers invent tiny vision processing chip for ultra-small smart vision systems and IoT applications

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel microchip, named EQSCALE, which can capture visual details from video frames at extremely low power consumption. The video feature extractor uses 20 times less power than existing best-in-class chips, and hence requires 20 times smaller battery, and could reduce the size of smart vision systems down to the millimetre range.
a year ago

Thailand's SMART Visa will encourage more Investment in Technology and Knowledge-based Industries

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is confident that the newly launched "SMART Visa" will encourage more investment in technology- and knowledge-based industries, which have seen high growth rate in the past two years. The "SMART Visa" will make it easier for expatriates, foreign experts and investors to work and invest in Thailand long-term.
a year ago

Thailand's Robotics and Automation Industry moves forward

On the road towards an advanced economy under the Thailand 4.0 model, the public and private sectors have been making concerted efforts to accelerate the growth and development of the robotics and automation industries and technologies. These efforts focus on human resources development, knowledge enhancement, information sharing and industrial support networks in tandem with tax and non-tax incentives provided through the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI).
a year ago

ADB to Support Technological Transformation in Indonesia

Indonesia is among the fastest growing internet markets in the world. Indicators such as internet traffic, revenue from cloud services, and connected devices (Internet of Things) are growing rapidly.
a year ago

Renewable Energy Can Account for 37% of Thailand’s Energy Mix by 2036

With a stronger and more ambitious energy development plan, Thailand’s share of renewable energy in total final energy consumption could surpass its national target by a quarter and reach more than 37 per cent by 2036, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy of Thailand.
a year ago

Geothermal, an Affordable and Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries

The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) leads the Global Geothermal Development Plan to mobilize new funds for the initial investment phases which carry the greatest risk. So far, the plan has raised $235 million.
a year ago

Singapore Singtel partners with NTU, A*STAR to Accelerate Innovation in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Robotics, IoT and Smart Computing

Under a five-year partnership, Singtel, NTU Singapore and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF Singapore) will establish a S$42.4 million corporate lab, to be called Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU), to develop applications for use in the areas of public safety, smart urban solutions, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing. The partners, through their collective expertise and resources, aim to accelerate innovation in the fields of AI, advanced data analytics, robotics and smart computing.
a year ago

Thai's BOI Introduces New Measures Aimed at Modernizing Agricultural Sector, Enhancing Thailand Competitiveness

Thai government believes in the country's potential to be the world's major food supplier and help alleviate possible future food supply shortage from rapidly growing world population. To take this role, the country sees the importance in modernizing the farming sector through advanced technology and to have clear roadmap for agricultural sector development.
a year ago

Call for Project Proposals to Establish Renewable Electricity Installations in Mali, Myanmar or Nepal

Siemenpuu Foundation and EKOenergy Climate Fund call for project proposals to establish renewable electricity installations aiming at alleviation of energy poverty and social inequality in Mali, Myanmar and Nepal.
Applications are closed
a year ago

New Investment Opportunities in Thailand's Special Economic Zones

Tax incentives for those investing in SEZs include an up to 8-year corporate tax exemption plus 50% tax holiday for another 5 years. In addition, entrepreneurs will enjoy double deduction for transportation, electricity, and water utility cost, up to 25% deduction for utility construction costs, import duty exemption for machinery, import duty exemption for raw materials used for export, permission to use no-skilled labor and others like foreign ownership of land and foreign expert employment.
a year ago

Renewable Energy Outlook: Thailand

Thailand has set out to increase and diversify its use of renewables. This has involved establishing a new target whereby 30% of the country’s total energy consumption would come from renewable sources by the year 2036, almost double the level in 2015.
a year ago

ASEAN 4.0: What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for Regional Economic Integration?

The paper discusses the huge benefits these technologies will bring, such as empowering SMEs and creating new ways to connect citizens to healthcare. Equally, it will bring tremendous challenges, such as deep disruption to jobs as AI and advanced robotics undermine both manufacturing and services jobs. The region will need a new approach to policy and governance to help it navigate these technologies, which do not recognize national borders.
a year ago

Chinese AI Pioneer YITU announces plan to establish R&D Hub in Singapore to accelerate AI development in Asia

YITU Technology, a Chinese pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI), announced its plans to set up a Research & Development (R&D) Hub in Singapore, bolstering Singapore's AI applications in the area of security and finance.
a year ago

2 billion USD of Capital available for FinTech start-ups through Singapore FinTech Festival 2017's Investor Summit

The Investor Summit was the finale of the four-month long matchmaking programme to provide opportunities for FinTech start-ups to access funding from local and global investors. More than 1,000 FinTech start-ups and 400 investors indicated interest to participate in the process and 525 connections were made among interested parties.
a year ago

Singapore announces S$27 million grant to promote Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Financial Sector

The Monetary Authority of Singapore(MAS) announced details of the new $27 million Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) Grant under the Financial Sector Technology and Innovation (FSTI) Scheme.
a year ago

Investment between Southeast Asian countries reached record US$24 billion in 2016 says ASEAN-UNCTAD report

Investment between firms in the 10 member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) rose to a record US$24 billion in 2016 thanks to increased financial strength and cash holdings, as well as a growing drive to internationalize their operations, according to this year's investment report for the region.
a year ago

IRENA’s Sustainable Energy Marketplace helps Projects Developers, Financiers and Service and Technology providers Connect to Bring Projects to Fruition

A virtual platform developed by IRENA, the Marketplace highlights promising low-carbon energy projects in developing countries and helps developers, financiers and service and technology providers connect to bring projects to fruition.
a year ago

Robotics and Automation: Reshaping Economy on Thailand 4.0 journey

As the world's second-largest global producer and exporter of hard-disk drives and the world's sixth-largest commercial vehicle producer, Thailand has been using robotics and automation technology. With continuous adoption of such technology, it is now time for Thailand to go for more advanced technology to support the transformation of its economy under the Thailand 4.0 model.
a year ago

Krungsri-IBM Unveil Success of Related Party Transactions Pilot Project Using Blockchain Technology

Krungsri and IBM announced the successful development of the blockchain-based pilot project to streamline the Bank’s contract management process across its offerings. The blockchain-based digitized paperwork process has made information secured, transaction transparent, with increased operation efficiency and reduction of operation duration.
a year ago

Singapore IMDA revealed its approach to Helping the Logistics sector Digitalise through the Logistics Industry Digital Plan for SMEs and through Innovation Initiatives

As part of the SMEs Go Digital Programme to help SMEs build digital capabilities, IMDA has developed the Logistics IDP for SMEs, with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and SPRING Singapore. The IDP provides step-by-step advice to logistics SMEs on the digital solutions required at each stage of their business growth in the Digital Economy.
a year ago

Thailand is Emerging as Southeast Asia’s Prime Destination for Biotechnology Development

Thailand is home to many well-established world tech labs and pharma companies, and is ready to embrace new wave of advanced biotech development. Bio economy is also a new ambition of Thai government, one of ten targeted growth-engine industries under the new “Thailand 4.0” growth model, which focuses on the concept of inclusive, productive and green growth to enhance the country’s competitiveness and economic development.
a year ago

Fujitsu signs MoU with ARTC to jointly develop Smart Manufacturing Solutions for Future Factories

Fujitsu and the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the pace of digital transformation for the Factory of the Future. The collaboration seeks to allow businesses of all sizes to tap the potential of smart manufacturing solutions.
a year ago

SPORE, Southeast Asia’s largest Multifluid Renewable Energy Microgrid

Located on Semakau Island, SPORE microgrid houses Singapore’s tallest wind turbine, PV (photovoltaic) panels, battery storage and a hydrogen system for storage and fuelling a hydrogen car - a first in Singapore.
a year ago

Partnership to Develop Supply Chain Financing Solution in ASEAN and Greater China

This is particularly true in Southeast Asia and China where economic growth is particularly dynamic and future competitiveness can no longer exclusively be based on lower costs. The use of digital technologies to streamline supply chain financing is therefore an important topic not only for companies of all sizes but also for governments in the region.
a year ago

Investment Opportunities in the Digital Industry and Startups in Thailand

Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) recently introduced Thailand Investment Review presents BOI Net Application, Thailand 4.0 story displays an economic model aimed at attracting and supporting innovative, high-tech companies.
a year ago

Singapore's Roadmap for a Leading Global Financial Centre in Asia

Full service Asian infrastructure financing hub. The Singapore financial ecosystem is working with multilateral development banks to fundamentally improve the bankability of Asian infrastructure projects. The differentiating strategy is to crowd in private capital through innovative market mechanisms and infrastructure investment benchmarks.
a year ago

Enerray UAC Thailand set to Build one of the Biggest Solar Rooftop Systems in Thailand

Enerray-UAC Thailand (UAC.SET) will be building one of the largest roof-top photovoltaic systems in Thailand, with a total capacity of 2.5 MWp, enough to meet the annual energy needs of 1,400 Thai households and avoiding the emission of around 1,800 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, providing an estimated annual output of 3,500,000 kWh of clean energy.
a year ago

Singapore and Hong Kong to strengthen co-operation on FinTech

Besides joint innovation projects, the two monetary authorities will collaborate on other FinTech initiatives, facilitate referrals of innovative businesses, share information, and exchange expertise, to facilitate financial innovation in Singapore and Hong Kong.
a year ago

IEA World Energy Outlook: Southeast Asia Energy Outlook

This new report, which was prepared as part of the IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook series, provides insights for policy makers, industry and other energy stakeholders to help address the energy sector challenges facing Southeast Asia today.
a year ago

Myanmar collaboration to Improve the Productivity, Profitability and Development Outcomes of Rice-Fish Systems

Rice-fish systems are diverse, spanning capture fisheries and aquaculture, with fish and rice growing concurrently in rice fields and canals or, alternatively, fish raised between rice crops. The systems are common in many South and Southeast Asian countries as well as in some areas of Africa.
a year ago

Singapore to Open-source Beeline platform code to Catalyse Industry and Public Innovation

In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation vision of catalysing innovation and co-creation, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) will progressively open-source the code for the Beeline smart mobility platform from October 2017. Industry and individual developers will be able to adopt, build on and scale up the platform or develop new mobility solutions using the code.
a year ago

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new Billion dollar partnership to kickstart Climate Smart Agriculture

Rabobank and UN Environment announced today the creation of a new 1 billion dollar facility to finance sustainable agriculture using a combination of public and private funding.
a year ago

Marvelstone Group to Kickstart World's Largest Artificial Intelligence Hub in Singapore

Marvelstone Group plans to launch the world's largest artificial intelligence (AI) hub in Singapore'scentral business district (CBD) in 2018. Aligned with the government's Smart Nation vision, the goal is to serve the existing need in the market and at the same time position Singapore as a global leader in AI technologies, expected to be a key growth engine of the future economy.
a year ago

Green Energy could help Developing Countries that are Too Dependent on Commodities Exports Diversify Their Economies

Forecasts show renewable energy accounting for more than 60 per cent of the global increase in electricity output over the next five years. And the falling cost of renewables means they could play a key role in getting electricity to more businesses and homes in developing countries, especially those outside the main cities.
a year ago

Energo Labs Uses Blockchain to Decentralize Energy in the Philippines

Shanghai-based start-up Energo Labs is combining blockchain technology with microgrids to decentralize energy production and consumption, which can help rural electrification as well as grid resilience. Decentralized ecosystems also minimize the problems caused by large infrastructure, while allowing users to choose where their energy comes from.
a year ago

Development Of Agrotourism Through Community Organizing Of Tourism Village (in Indonesia)

The purpose of this study was to describe the community organizing that occurs in the development of agrotourism in Lombok Kulon Rural Tourism. The methods used in this study are qualitative and quantitative methods with a single case study approach.
a year ago

Commercial Aerospace MRO and Manufacturing Sector: Big Opportunities for Growth in Thailand

The Thailand aerospace sector is expected to grow rapidly due to expansion in airline fleet size in Thailand and neighboring countries. This coupled with the rising trend of the migration of Commercial MRO activities to the APAC region is creating new job opportunities in ASEAN.
a year ago

Singapore MAS and ABS Lead Consortium to Harness Blockchain Technology for More Efficient Inter-bank Payments

The project, conducted together with 11 financial institutions and five technology companies, is the Phase 2 of Project Ubin, which explores the use of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly known as blockchain technology, for clearing and settlement of payments and securities.
a year ago

Accelerating Renewable Mini-Grid Deployment: A Study on the Philippines

Consultations in the Philippines have called for “establishing an enabling environment for mini-grids” to expand energy access and increase national energy security based on renewable sources and technologies.
a year ago

Board of Investment of Thailand to Support Investment in Biopharmaceuticals

The BOI had concluded that the project will be a breakthrough in Thailand's pharmaceutical industry, improving access to biopharmaceutical materials among patients, upgrading the manufacturing technology, and improving the country's competitiveness by cutting down the import and boosting the export of biopharmaceuticals in the future.
a year ago

Thailand Emerges As New Production Hub For Electric Vehicles

Thailand is quickly cementing its status as ASEAN’s leading electric vehicle (EV) hub and main production base after receiving new investments from leading auto manufacturers including BMW, Nissan, and Toyota. This status is further reinforced by the Thai government’s commitment to have 1.2 million electric cars on the roads in Thailand by 2036.
a year ago

A*STAR, Rolls-Royce and SAESL launch S$60 million Smart Manufacturing Joint Lab to develop Future of Manufacturing Technologies

The joint lab is a five-year collaboration programme between A*STAR, Rolls-Royce and SAESL. It will develop next-generation aerospace manufacturing, as well as Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities enabled by advanced processes, automation and digital technologies.
a year ago

Ministers from the Greater Mekong Subregion Endorse $64 Billion Project Plan

Six countries, Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (specifically Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, entered the program in 1992, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to enhance economic relations. Under the program, investment projects worth more than $19.1 billion have so far been undertaken.
a year ago

Changes in Technology and Trade Disrupting Manufacturing-Led Development

Smart automation, advanced robotics, 3-D printing and other advances being incorporated by global manufacturers of cars, electronics, apparel, consumer and other goods are shifting how countries and firms compete for production.
2 years ago

Cargill Acquires Sri Thai feed mill in Thailand to expand Animal Nutrition Business

The feed mill has ceased production, and the plan is to begin production in a year. Once fully operational in May 2018, the plant will employ around 50 employees and produce 72,000 MT of feed per year for swine and poultry customers in the Eastern and Northeastern areas of Thailand.
2 years ago

Business Traveller Awards 2017 names Bangkok Best Leisure Destination in Asia Pacific

The Business Traveller Awards 2017 named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure Destination in the Asia Pacific‘ for the second straight year, marking a record sixth time Thailand’s capital city has received this prestigious international accolade.
2 years ago

The Value Chain of Exported Whiteleg Shrimp: Case Study in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

This study focuses on systematic mapping and verification of benefit distribution among stakeholders in the value chain of white-leg shrimp in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.
2 years ago

ADB to Provide Indonesia's Energy Sector with Over $1 Billion in Loans

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors today approved two loans totaling up to $1.1 billion to strengthen and diversify Indonesia’s energy sector, considered key to promoting inclusive growth and sustainable development in the country.
2 years ago

Thailand will promote Innovation in 5 areas to achieve Thailand 4.0

During the first 5 years of the 20-year national strategy, the state will be driving five areas of innovation, namely; robotics and automation, automatic industrial and medical systems, digital technology, food and agriculture and petrochemicals and energy.
2 years ago

$1.5 Trillion Trade Finance Gap Persists Despite Fintech Breakthroughs

Survey respondents believe that fintech and digitization can be a solution to a lack of MSME finance, although awareness and usage of this technology has to be improved. And while fintech is reducing the cost of delivering finance to companies, there is no evidence it is reducing market gaps.
2 years ago

Aerospace Sector in Thailand to create more than 10,000 jobs by 2037

The Thailand Aerospace sector is expected to grow rapidly due to expansion in its fleet size and the rising trend of the migration of Commercial MRO activities to the APAC region, creating new job opportunities. The aviation industry in Thailand has seen the emergence of a number of new players over the past few years and the commercial MRO sector currently has around 3,750 technicians and engineers.
2 years ago

International Enterprise Singapore Unveils Plan to Help Trading Sector Digitalise for Global Growth and Productivity

Digital business-to-business (B2B) e-Commerce transactions are expected to reach US$6.7 trillion by 2020. To overcome disruption and tap this growth, Singapore needs to build a conducive environment for digital marketplaces and platforms to flourish.
2 years ago

Thailand's Tourism Marketing Plan 2018 will promote Sustainable Development and Gastronomy Tourism

TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, promote new ideas and follow the development agenda of Thailand 4.0 using the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, as well as Inclusive Tourism that maintains a balance between the economy, society and the environment.
2 years ago

OIE pushes forward Measures to develop Robotics and Automation Industries in Thailand

Currently, the robotics and automation industries in Thailand are in need of development to accommodate the global changes, especially in terms of production. However, the OIE has confirmed that it will support all target groups that use the automation or robotics system, covering the agricultural, industrial and service sectors to increase their manufacturing capabilities and to develop the robotics and automation industries in unison.
2 years ago

Vietnam's Phu Yen Province applies High-Tech Shrimp Cultivation models to achieve its target of 100 million USD in production value by 2025

By 2020, Phu Yen will work to reduce total water surface area for shrimp breeding to 1,943 hectares from 2,028 hectares in 2016 but shoot up the volume of shrimp production to 9,950 tonnes from 6,760 tonnes.
2 years ago

Proposal of a Distributed Cooperative IoT System for Flood Disaster Prevention and Its Field Trial Evaluation

In this paper, we propose a distributed cooperative IoT system to solve such problems, and make an attempt to apply the proposed system to applications for flood disaster prevention. This proposed system provides an event-driven data collection mechanism for efficient data collection in low-bandwidth networks on the Never Die Network to achieve disaster tolerance of the access network.
2 years ago

Thailand Set up Strategies to become the World Super Power for Fruit production

In the short term, the ministry will seek to better track production data and manage supplies while also elevating the grade of the fruits. Logistics systems will be improved for the trade of fruits and a Fruit Expo or similar exhibition will be held in promotion.
2 years ago

Aigang Provides an Insight Into the Future Proof Digital Insurance Protocol on Blockchain

The Aigang Network's blockchain protocol provides next-generation digital insurance for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices using Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and smart contracts.
2 years ago

Vietnam is expected to become the EU’s largest trade partner in ASEAN

Vietnam’s exports to the EU rose 4.2 percent, mostly apparel, footwear, agro-forestry-aquatic products and computers, while its imports from the EU rose 14 percent, including machinery, equipment, pharmaceuticals and dairy products.
2 years ago

Partner with A*STAR Industrial Smart Grid Consortium to develop Next-Generation Micro-Grid Technologies

Micro-grids can help to bridge this gap in grid stability and resilience. They could be independent island grids that supply power to off-takers from both renewable and conventional (e.g. diesel) energy sources.
2 years ago

Singapore launched Startup SG Talent to Attract Global Startup Talent to build Innovative Businesses in Singapore

From 3 August 2017, the EntrePass scheme will be enhanced to facilitate the entry of promising global startup talent who are keen to establish innovative businesses in Singapore. This enhanced scheme will strengthen and add vibrancy to our tech startup ecosystem to position Singapore as a leading startup location.
2 years ago

Thailand aims within 10 years to be the Digital Hub of Southeast Asia

In a population of 68 million, 48 million Thais use smartphones, 46 million use the Internet (a remarkable penetration rate of 67 per cent), and 46 million use social media. The country’s digital-market landscape is fully geared to the fast adoption of new technologies, and places Thailand well along the road to becoming a digital economy.
2 years ago

Access to Energy for 2 million more people by 2020 thanks to three New Investments in Latin America, India and Cambodia

These three new investments will contribute to ENGIE’s goal of providing 20 million people around the world with access to sustainable, decentralized energy by 2020.
2 years ago

Vietnam's Export Turnover projected to hit US$ 200 billion in 2017

Accordingly, remarkable performance was recorded in fuel and minerals (up 40.2%) with export turnover of US$ 2.29 billion; processing industry (up 19.1%) with US$ 78.56 billion; the agro-forestry-fishery sector (up 16.7%) with US$ 12.1 billion.
2 years ago

Thailand KBank introduces the world's first Blockchain-based Letters of Guarantee

KASIKORNBANK (KBank) has developed its Letter of Guarantee service in the LG market worth THB 1.35 trillion (40.37 billion USD) with introduction of the world's first blockchain-based Letters of Guarantee. Time- and cost-cutting features, plus ultimate security, of this new service will assist the business sector to advance more swiftly. Four state enterprises and private businesses have participated in the development of this innovation, which is aimed at an increase in L/G issuance via electronic channel to 35 percent at the end of next year.
2 years ago

Aigang Network launched Digital Insurance Blockchain protocol for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices

The Singapore-based leader in blockchain protocol for digital insurance, Aigang Network, this week launched its unique Android and iOS demo app. Running on Ethereum testnet, the first-of-its-kind demo for Aigang Network’s peer-to-peer (P2P) digital insurance blockchain protocol for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices.
2 years ago

Thailand and China to promote the development of Internet of Things, Smart City, and Startup businesses

The cooperation will promote the development of Internet of Things studies, the Smart City campaign, and startup businesses to yield economic benefits in both countries, especially by launching study trips to Shenzhen, China which resembles Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor project which is expected to become a digital sister city with Shenzhen in the future.
2 years ago

ADB Invests $57.7 million in B. Grimm Power to Develop Renewable Energy in ASEAN

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has subscribed to 123 million shares worth B1,968 million ($57.7 million) of an initial public offering of Thailand’s B. Grimm Power Public Company (B. Grimm) to develop renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia.
2 years ago

Thailand Investment Promotion Policy in 2017

Thailand offered investment incentives for Bio Industries, Creative & Digital Industries, High Value Businesses & Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Basic & Supporting Industries.
2 years ago

Certification of Organic Agriculture for Rice Production in Indonesia

The health foods can be satisfied by organic farming. Organic farming is farming system based on biomass recycling or eliminating the use of materials as a synthetic agrochemical inputs. To determine whether the result of rice called as an organic product needs to be certified by the Organic Certification Board (OCB).
2 years ago

Investment in Infrastructure projects in Thailand to reach $43 billion in the next five years

Thailand’s emerging Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is expected to see investment in infrastructure projects reach $43 billion in the next five years, for airport expansion, new railways and cities, port development and spurring modern industry.
2 years ago

Thailand Strategic Talent Center to support the Private Sector in Research, Development and Innovation

The center will help identify Thai and foreign people with specialized skills across technology and innovation arena, academia and government scholars, and researchers as well as those under the Talent Mobility Project of National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office. The STC will be actively involved with matching their skills and expertise with real demands from the requesting companies.
2 years ago

Singapore Start-up OTSAW Digital to deploy Autonomous Outdoor Security Robot in Dubai

Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police Force to deploy autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative.
2 years ago

SCB, SBI and Ripple launch first Blockchain-powered Payment Service between Japan and Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), in collaboration with Japan’s SBI Remit, is using Ripple’s blockchain enterprise solution to power real-time remittance payments between Japan and Thailand. A first for the corridor, Ripple’s cross-border payments network solution is helping remittances from Japan reach SCB retail customers easily and faster than ever before.
2 years ago

Vietnam Hau Giang Province calls for Foreign Investment in High Technology Agriculture and Aquaculture

Hau Giang is currently calling for investment in high technology agriculture and the processing industry of agricultural products. Hau Giang also seeks investment in the areas of environment, climate change adaptation and health.
2 years ago

SF Express: How to Capitalize on China's US$50 Billion Cross-border E-commerce Market

Overseas shopping by Chinese consumers is growing at a rate of more than 50% annually, driving the rapid increase in sales of milk power made in Singapore, coffee made in Vietnam and latex products made in Thailand.
2 years ago

Vietnam among World’s top 20 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations

Viet Nam ranks seventh among the world’s top 20 fastest growing travel destinations with a year-on-year increase of 24.6% in the number of foreign visitors in 2016, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
2 years ago

UNWTO Manila Conference sets Roadmap to measure Sustainable Tourism

The outcome ‘Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism’ represents a global commitment to sustainable tourism and the need to measure it through a consistent statistical approach recognizing that effective sustainable tourism policies require an integrated, coherent and robust information base.
2 years ago

Thailand businesses go for the sun - Solar energy is competitive!

Star Aire is directly consuming the green electricity produced on site instead of buying electricity from the public grid. The one megawatt generation facility saves the company approximately 500,000 THB (14,715 USD) every month even without any specific government subsidy for solar energy.
2 years ago

ADB to Partner with Cambodia to Launch the 100 megawatt Solar Power Park Program

The 100 megawatt (MW) solar power park program will be implemented in two phases, the first phase is around 30 MW to be followed by a second phase of 70 MW. As part of its advisory mandate, ADB’s Office of Public-Private Partnership will develop a feasibility study for the project, develop a bankable PPP structure, and organize a competitive tender process to select a suitable private sector sponsor for the power generation.
2 years ago

Thailand Moves Forward Green Technology and Industry

Recently announced incentives are squarely aimed at nurturing a green ecosystem in the newly established Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), an exciting, large-scale investment area for hi-tech and green industries. The idea is to attract a critical mass of entrepreneurs, engineers, and corporations with the resources and abilities necessary to tackle these important new challenges.
2 years ago

SGX and A*STAR’s ETPL work together to help Singapore companies better access Research and Development Capabilities and Capital Markets

The partnership, targeted at companies in the technology sector, including subsectors such as medtech, biotech, cleantech, digital tech and consumer tech, will foster greater information sharing and engagement between the financial and technology communities, and allow technology companies to develop a keener appreciation of using Singapore’s capital markets as a source of funding and a platform to expand their businesses globally.
2 years ago

Thailand encourages Investment in Digital Infrastructure Project

Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) has approved three main issues: including digital infrastructure to its promotional incentive list, extending application submission deadline for projects investing in special economic zones (SEZs) until the end of 2018 and adding six activities limited to locate only in SEZs to be eligible for special privileges.
2 years ago

ROHM and A*STAR’S IME to develop Artificial Intelligence Chip for Predictive Maintenance in Smart Factories

The chip is expected to enable more efficient prediction of machine failures by processing and analyzing data gathered by sensors in real-time, paving the way for greater asset productivity and lower overall maintenance costs.
2 years ago

Characterization of Food Product Innovation practices with reference to Functional Food Product Development in Singapore

This research was designed to investigate the food product innovation process of food manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region (Singapore) with reference to functional foods development.
2 years ago

The Social Executive: Top Asia Pacific Leaders say being active on Social Media is Vital to Success

Asia Pacific has a head-start, with more CEOs having a social media presence as compared to their global counterparts, but there is still room for further adoption. 70% of chief executives believe it's risky to participate on social media. Those with trusted, capable communications counsel from their marketing leadership are better armed and ready to deploy and benefit from the strategic use of social media.
2 years ago

Samui island to host Thailand Travel Mart 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Koh Samui Tourism Promotion Association and members of the private sector will be co-organizing the Thailand Travel Mart 2018 event to promote tourism on Samui island.
2 years ago

Auto manufacturers optimistic about Thailand becoming eco-friendly production base

Automotive industry members have voiced readiness to push Thailand to becoming an eco-friendly base for automobile production, expecting electric car manufacturing in the country to grow to 20 billion baht (587.89 million USD) in value within the next 5 years.
2 years ago

Viet Nam gained US$79.3 billion from exporting in the first five months of 2017

Viet Nam gained US$79.3 billion from exporting in the first five months of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 17.4%, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Export items witnessing sharp increases included rubber up 60.8%, coal up 54.4%, crude oil up 34.8%, coffee up 31.9% and cashew up 24.7%.
2 years ago

Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues

With conversion to advanced liquid biofuels, sustainable biomass feedstock could potentially cover two-fifths of the region’s projected needs for transport fuel if less were diverted to residential heating and cooking. According an assessment by the bioenergy team at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), advanced biofuels could provide as much as 7.3 exajoules of primary energy per annum in Southeast Asia by 2050, or half of the region’s total primary bioenergy potential.
2 years ago

Qtum Introduces Decentralized Governance Protocol to Manage Blockchain Network

The Qtum Project has introduced a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP) that allows blockchain parameters to be modified quickly and seamlessly without ecosystem disruption. For the users of Qtum, this means no new software would have to be downloaded, and no actions need to be taken from network stakeholders and node operators when DGP network upgrades occur.
2 years ago

Viet Nam's Automotive Supplier Industry: Development Prospects under Conditions for Free Trade and Global Production Networks

Due to forthcoming trade liberalisation in ASEAN, these assembly operations are endangered from closure as car-makers consider shifting to imports from more developed automobile manufacturing countries in the region.
2 years ago

Huawei’s OpenLab Bangkok to support Thailand 4.0 and Startups

The OpenLab Bangkok will support customers and partners in the industry digital transformation, offering them an open platform and data center resources, help solve the solution testing and speed up innovations. It will also help promoting industry ecosystem devel-opment, and provide ICT training service.
2 years ago

Conceptual Design of a Medium-Sized Combined Smart Photovoltaic - Agriculture System - Case Study in Malaysia

Photo-Voltaic Power System linked to Climate-Smart Agriculture may offer solutions for Sustainable Energy, Climate Change mitigation and Sustainable Agriculture. An overview of the scope, extent and options of such combined - Co-Located PV Agricultural System appropriate for South East Asian setting, in particular, Malaysia and Indonesia is elaborated, for preliminary insight on steps and choices that have to be taken in undertaking such venture.
2 years ago

The Evaluation of Feed-in Tariff Models for Photovoltaic System in Thailand

Thailand is targeted to reach 6,000 MW of total installed PV capacity by 2036. Feed-in tariff (FIT) was one of the most successful PV mechanisms of Thailand for promoting PV generated electricity. The evaluation of the FIT models for PV in Thailand which was designed 3 models such as premium price FIT model (Adder) in the first FIT policy to motivate attention on investment in PV power plant. After that used fixed price FIT model for PV ground-mounted and front-end loaded FIT model for solar rooftop.
2 years ago

Lazada to set up E-Commerce Park in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor

Alibaba Group has expressed an interest in speaking with Thai Post on delivering goods via its national network and possibly extending the network throughout CLMV. The company is offering to enhance Thai small and medium enterprises in line with the government’s Thailand 4.0 agenda and will provide free E-Commerce courses to interested entrepreneurs.
2 years ago

The Rise of the Middle Class and Economic Growth in ASEAN

The impact of the rise of the middle class on economic growth depends on the countries' initial level of gross domestic product per capita. In the majority of these countries, a rise of the middle class that is unrelated to gross domestic product per capita growth would have had a significant negative effect on economic growth, based on the values of the countries' gross domestic product per capita in 1970.
2 years ago

NTU partners Danish consortium to Develop Technologies to improve the Sustainability and Liveability of Cities

NTU and the consortium will form a gateway that allows local SMEs to tap into a global network of living labs where they can test their ideas, products and innovations overseas. This will allow them to customise their products and services to meet the needs of a specific market.
2 years ago

Study of Micro Grid Hybrid System of Photovoltaic and Diesel Engine

This study will analyze the hybrid system in a small scale which consists of 1kWp photovoltaic and 3 kW diesel engine. Electric load power will vary. The system is controlled by a single bidirectional inverter whichconverts power from DC to AC and vice versa.
2 years ago

Biogas Initiative from Swine Farm in Southern Thailand

Key success to this initiative is the collaboration between all parties, i.e., swine farm owners, households, and government officials. Swine farm owners are responsible for the design and construction of the biogas plants. Households pay some contributions regarding labor work and maintenance cost on biogas system and its pipeline network.
2 years ago

Thailand Eastern Economic Corridor offers Attractive Opportunities for businesses seeking to access ASEAN market

The EEC Plan includes a designation for the area as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which will create a regulatory environment that relaxes laws and regulations for businesses looking to relocate to the region. The SEZ designation will allow maximum incentives for qualified investment projects, including the exemption of a corporate tax rate for up to 15 years, exemption of import duties, matching grants, and a 15% personal income tax rate, the lowest rate in ASEAN.
2 years ago