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In Philippines, smart cities are on the horizon

To spur the development of smart cities in the Philippines, Singapore-based BCB Blockchain has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Manila. According to a November 23 press release, BCB Blockchain contributed $300,000 to support incubators and startup accelerators in the Philippines by signing an MoA with the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology […]

Ministry of Mines and Energy calls for responsible mining

Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem called on companies operating mining projects to ensure the communities and environment are not affected by related activities. On Friday, the ministry announced to open for four mining locations in three provinces to apply for an exploration licence. At the 8th Extractive Industries Governance Forum (EIGF) at a […]

UNDP says sustaining natural resources vital for Cambodia’s progress

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Cambodia’s rapid development over the past 30 years has led it to rank in the top 10 globally, and second in Asia and the Pacific, on the “rate of improvement” in the Human Development Index, said a new report released here by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on […]

Mining turned Indonesian seas red. The drive for greener cars could herald a new toxic tide.

POMALAA, Indonesia — Where forested hills dip into the sea, Sahman Ukas scoops up rusty-red topsoil. His hands hold nickel that is more concentrated than many of the world’s richest deposits. It’s no wonder, then, that on Sahman’s island of Sulawesi, companies have opened several mines in the past 15 years to feed the global […]

‘Not sacrificing my grandchildren’s future’: Minister Luhut vows govt will protect environment

Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan has asserted the government’s commitment to not sacrifice the archipelago’s environment for economic development. Speaking during a discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday, Luhut said Indonesia was looking for its own “equilibrium; not that used by the United States and Europe.” “I will never issue any regulations that […]

Indonesia president: domestic processing of resources to resolve deficit problem

JAKARTA, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Indonesian president Joko Widodo said on Wednesday the govnerment’s policy of processing natural resources at home will end the country’s current account deficit problem within three years. Indonesia has had persistent current account deficit since late-2011. Last year’s current account deficit was equal to 3% of gross domestic product. “I’ve […]

Magnus Energy asks requisitioning shareholders to amend EGM resolutions

MAGNUS Energy Group’s board of directors has asked shareholders requisitioning an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) that a director be removed only if there is at least a new or remaining director who is ordinarily resident in Singapore as replacement. The Catalist-listed firm in a regulatory filing on Tuesday informed the Singapore Exchange about the board’s […]

Thailand trials blockchain to boost cross-border trade

The Joint Standing Committee of Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) of Thailand announced recently that it has completed a trial of a trade platform leveraging blockchain technology and developed by a Japanese system integration company. The test was run as part of JSCCIB’s private sector initiative to develop a National Digital Trade Platform (NDTP) in […]

Thailand state utility announces zero-emissions excellence center

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has partnered with INNIO to implement a micogrid pilot project. The pilot will be conducted at the utility’s zero-emissions energy excellence centre in Bang Krul Nonthaburi in Thailand. The centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Read more about microgrids here INNIO will provide […]

How Singapore can make data centers part of its sustainability solution

Beginning around 2000, big inward investments paved the way for Singapore to become the dominant regional data center hub with a thriving commercial data center sector. Fast forward to 2019/20 and Singapore is facing significant challenges placing data center operations at the heart of the discussion around sustainability and GDP growth. For Singapore to meet […]