News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

September 2017

India Commerce and Industry Minister and ADB President Discuss Promotion of India's Manufacturing and Export

Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, India, discussed ways to increase competitiveness of India's manufacturing and exports with Mr. Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB). President Nakao emphasized India's potential to integrate with global value chains, with its abundant human resources, and the international growth of Indian businesses.

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Tags: India, ADB, Global Value Chains, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Agriculture, Hydropower, Energy

June 2017

India Allows Export of Essential Agri Commodities to Maldives

The Government of India has allowed the export of select commodities to Maldives for 2017-2018 without any policy restrictions and prohibitions. India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade announced the decision to allow 19,466.36 tonnes of onions, 67,640.24 tonnes of rice, and other essential agricultural products under a bilateral trade agreement between India and Maldives.

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Tags: India, Agriculture, Maldives, Bilateral Trade

February 2017

Commentary: India Infrastructure: Connecting Bihar

The Ganges flows through the middle of Bihar, India, physically dividing it into north and south. Enhanced connectivity can improve lives and livelihoods, especially if the infrastructure is climate-sensitive. Ms. Saleha Waseem, Operations Communications Specialist at the Asian Development Bank’s South Asia Regional Department, shows how improving transport links would make a huge difference to millions of people.

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Tags: ADB, Agriculture, Bangladesh, Connectivity, Development, Economic corridor, Regional Cooperation, India, Nepal, Road, Services, Transport