BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers approve 167 connectivity projects costing US$ 50 billion

BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers approve 167 connectivity projects costing US$ 50 billion

The Foreign Ministers of countries which are part of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) have approved, in principle, 167 connectivity projects costing US$ 50 billion based on an Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, The Kathmandu Post reported. The member states are developing a BIMSTEC Transport Connectivity Master Plan, with a goal to complete...

BIMSTEC enters new era with Kathmandu summit

BIMSTEC enters new era with Kathmandu summit

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which held its fourth Summit in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, appears to have entered a new era, awakening from years of somnolence. The first signs of an awakening appeared in 2014, when a Permanent Secretariat was established and a Secretary General was appointed, the first since...

India-China detente could make moribund BIMSTEC come alive

India-China detente could make moribund BIMSTEC come alive

A moribund Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is likely to come alive with the two Asian giants – India and China – coming closer to realize their ambitions through the execution of massive connectivity projects across Asia. There was enough evidence of it at the Fourth BIMSTEC summit held in Kathmandu on Aug 30-31,...

Nasheed says he might be allowed to contest for Maldives President in the 11th.hour

Nasheed decides not to contest upcoming Maldives Presidential polls

Male, June 29 (newsin.asia): Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who was likely to be one of the leading candidates in the September Presidential Election, said Friday, that he will back away from contesting the crucial polls for the betterment of his party, the Maldivian Democratic Party. MDP Spokesperson, Hamid Abdul Gafoor told newsin.asia that Nasheed had decided to not contest...

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK government

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK government

The House of Commons’ committee on International Development has said in its report that the persecution of the Rohingyas by Myanmar should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC), reports P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The report recommended that the UK and its allies “gather support for the UN Security Council to refer Burma (Myanmar) to the International Criminal Court...

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