Bringing electricity to all corners of Southeast Asia

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By Ali Al-Saffar
IEA Energy Analyst
19 December 2017

Grid extensions have formed the bulk 

This commentary draws from the Southeast Asia Energy Outlook 2017, a WEO Special Report, published in October.

Providing electricity access for all remains a critical topic in many parts of the developing world. The challenge is especially acute in Southeast Asia, one of the most dynamic regions of the global energy system, but whose rich and varied environment defies one-size-fits-all energy solutions.

Thanks to growing economies and burgeoning and urbanising middle classes, energy demand in Southeast Asia grows at one of the fastest rates in the world. Still, around 65 million people across the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are without access to electricity. In a recent special report on the region, we looked in detail at how to close this gap.
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Trans-ASEAN education can play a role in building a regional community

Exchange students from several universities in ASEAN countries at a university in Thailand. Encouraging trans-ASEAN student mobility is a huge challenge. Thiranun Kunatum/Shutterstock

As the celebration for last year’s 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wanes, ASEAN now face the tasks to realise the ambitious vision of an integrated socio-cultural, economic and political community. Education is one of the sectors identified as having a pivotal role in this community building process.

ASEAN plans to enhance the quality of human resources in the region and forming a regional identity, while contributing to economic growth. Among the various action plans set out at the 14th ASEAN Summit in Cha-Am Hua-in in 2009, regionalisation of higher education profiles was high on the agenda. Tiếp tục đọc “Trans-ASEAN education can play a role in building a regional community”

Bio-tech key to climate change response: scientist

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VietNamNet Bridge – Prof., Dr. Bui Chi Buu, former director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Viet Nam, speaks to Viet Nam News about the agricultural challenges facing the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and measures to cope with them.  

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Prof Dr Bui Chi Buu, former director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Viet Nam

What challenges does agriculture in the Mekong Delta face today?

There are three major challenges for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta now.

The first is small scale of production as a result of which farmers have disadvantages. Tiếp tục đọc “Bio-tech key to climate change response: scientist”

ASEAN ministers sign agreements to make travel easier across member countries

Commentary: A golden opportunity to boost travel and tourism within Southeast Asia

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Adopting an open skies policy will boost tourism, travel and economic growth in the region, argues Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs’ Wan Saiful Wan Jan.

 
File photo of a Singapore Airlines plane at Changi Airport. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia has a lot to offer to global tourists.

The rich cultural diversity, affordable lifestyle and beautiful geography, all make countries in the ASEAN region attractive to tourists from around the world. Growing connectivity also makes it easier for tourists to experience multiple cities and countries within the same trip. Tiếp tục đọc “Commentary: A golden opportunity to boost travel and tourism within Southeast Asia”