• Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    The rise of China’s supercities of ‘800m people’
    CHINA IS creating 19 supercity clusters by strengthening the links between existing urban centres. We estimate they will be home to about 800 million people and account for more than 80 per cent of the country’s GDP in 2030.
    Economy
  • Thu, 03 May 2018 01:00
    Clever city clusters may solve a global challenge
    In a debate on “Urbanisation: Testing the City Cluster Model” that we (Asian Development Bank officials) participated in at the Boao Forum for Asia in South China’s Hainan province in April, all the panelists agreed that integrating cities and urban systems in coordinated city clusters is a global challenge.
    opinion
  • Sun, 27 Aug 2017 11:11
    Primary care clinics significantly cut hospital wait times
    Patient waiting time has been reduced from 184 to 47 minutes after the Khon Kaen Hospital launched its primary care clusters (PCC) programme.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:14
    Ancient tombs eyed for World Heritage list
    TOKYO — The Council for Cultural Affairs decided on Monday to recommend Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun ancient tumulus clusters in Osaka Prefecture for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2019.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 17 Apr 2017 01:00
    A new special economic zone
    China’s government recently announced plans to create a new special economic zone (SEZ), about 100km southwest of Beijing in Hebei province. The Xiongan New Area will reportedly focus on developing clusters of high-tech, innovative businesses and is another measure in the state’s efforts to reduce traffic, air pollution and population growth in the capital. 
    opinion
  • Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:45
    Prayut expects growth in Primary Care Clusters
    Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday said that he expected 6,500 Primary Care Cluster (PCC) teams to emerge by 2023 to provide healthcare services to local households.
    politics
  • Tue, 08 Nov 2016 01:00
    Provincial heads told to utilise innovation in development plans
    PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday instructed agencies working on development plans for provincial clusters and provinces nationwide to integrate prominent innovation in their clusters so that plans for the next four years are in line with 20-year national strategies.
    politics
  • Tue, 01 Nov 2016 01:00
    BOI to revive incentives for feed meal producers
    THE BOARD OF INVESTMENT will reinstate incentives for feed-meal producers and manufacturers of feed-meal compounds after suspending them in 2014, while also relaxing rules for aviation clusters.
    Economy
  • Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:00
    Retail clusters can be more sustainable than modern trade: research
    MAHIDOL University’s College of Management yesterday unveiled research that showed that the formation of same-product retail clusters can draw more customers, causing organic growth, which leads to sustainable growth.
    Economy
  • Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:33
    Internet-driven smart city transforming lives
    China plans to quicken its pace of building smart-city clusters and apply next-generation information technology to raise the efficiency of city management.
    Tech
  • Mon, 05 Sep 2016 01:00
    China-Thailand
    Food for the future is one of 10 high-value-added clusters being targeted by the Thai government. And at a recent seminar celebrating 25 years of relations between China and Asean, there was a discussion about how China and Thailand could partner in this
    opinion
  • Fri, 05 Aug 2016 01:00
    Free up spectrum, boost broadband availability, says Canadian author
    Thailand should free up its telecom spectrum, building clusters and entrepreneurs, and make Internet broadband available everywhere, Don Tapscott, CEO of the Tapscott Group and co-author of “Blockchain Revolution”, said.
    Economy
  • Wed, 03 Aug 2016 01:00
    Japan firms keen on Thai digital economy: minister
    JAPANESE enterprises have shown high interest in investing more in Thailand’s “digital economy” and foresee the government-supported industrial clusters as engines for strong economic growth, according to Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn.
    Economy
  • Thu, 07 Jul 2016 01:00
    Govt upbeat on export growth
    WITH CHANGES in target industries, the Commerce Ministry admits that export expansion will be slight in the short run, while seeing brighter prospects in the long run under the government’s “Industry 4.0” model to focus on 10 industrial clusters.
    Economy
  • Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:01
    Asean agreement reached on creation of ecotourism clusters
    HANOI - Tourism chiefs of the 10 Asean member countries approved a declaration manifesting their common desire to boost tourism growth and align regional ecotourism destinations during a roundtable in Champasak, Laos, on Wednesday as part of the first “As
    ASEAN+
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