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All HCMC Residents to Have Electronic Medical Records in Central Database by 2025

All HCMC Residents to Have Electronic Medical Records in Central Database by 2025

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has announced that a central database will be created for the city's health facilities by 2025, storing electronic Medical records ...
Two New Budget Airlines to Start Operations in Thailand in 2020

Two New Budget Airlines to Start Operations in Thailand in 2020

In December 2019, the director-general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said that two new budget airlines are expected to launch operations in Thailand ...
Thailand to Set up Water Management Command Center Headed by PM

Thailand to Set up Water Management Command Center Headed by PM

The government of Thailand is setting up a water management command center to address water shortages, which could be the worst seen in the country for decades. The setting ...
Thai Government Imparting Big Data Skills to 1,000 Officials

Thai Government Imparting Big Data Skills to 1,000 Officials

According to the Bangkok Post, the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) is aiming to train 1,000 government officials with big data skills at the Government Big Data ...
Thai Economy Expected to Grow by 2.5% and 2.8% in 2019 and 2020 Respectively

Thai Economy Expected to Grow by 2.5% and 2.8% in 2019 and 2020 Respectively

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) released the December 2019 issue of the Monetary Policy Report in January 2020. According to the report, the Thai economy is projected to expand at ...
Thai E-Commerce Enabler Raises USD 15 Million

Thai E-Commerce Enabler Raises USD 15 Million

Bangkok-headquartered ecommerce enabler, aCommerce announced the closing of a USD 15 million funding round from Indies Capital Partners on 14 January 2020. The USD 15 million ...
Thai Department of Highways to Work on Seven Major Projects During 2020

Thai Department of Highways to Work on Seven Major Projects During 2020

Thailand's Department of Highways has seven key projects lined up for 2020, with a combined value of more than THB 124 billion (USD 4.1 billion), reported the Bangkok Post. ...
Ping An and Thai Healthcare Group to Offer Overseas Video Consultations for Chinese Patients

Ping An and Thai Healthcare Group to Offer Overseas Video Consultations for Chinese Patients

Chinese healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (Ping An Good Doctor) has partnered with Thailand’s largest private healthcare group, ...
New 4.8 MW Waste-To-Energy Plant Starts Operations in Thailand

New 4.8 MW Waste-To-Energy Plant Starts Operations in Thailand

A new waste-to-Energy plant in Thailand, with an installed capacity of 4.8 MW, started commercial operations in December 2019. The facility generates Energy from industrial ...
BOI Thailand Approves Four Large-Scale Industrial Projects Worth 30 Billion Baht

BOI Thailand Approves Four Large-Scale Industrial Projects Worth 30 Billion Baht

The Board of Investment (BOI) of Thailand approved four large-scale industrial projects in December 2019, with a total investment of THB 30.17 billion (USD 997 million). The ...
Upgraded Trade Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore Comes into Effect

Upgraded Trade Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore Comes into Effect

An upgraded Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP) entered into force on 1 January 2020. The ANZSCEP, which entered into force ...
Tessa Therapeutics to Open Commercial-Scale Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Singapore in 2020

Tessa Therapeutics to Open Commercial-Scale Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Singapore in 2020

In December 2019, Tessa Therapeutics (Tessa), a Singapore-based clinical-stage cell therapy company focused on the development of innovative cell therapies to treat ...

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