The delegation met in-person with key government officials from An Giang province to discuss how the U.S. government agencies and Smart Cities companies can support the preparation and implementation of An Giang Province’s Smart Cities projects.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced it will provide grant funding for technical assistance that will transform how Malaysia’s fast-growing Iskandar Malaysia region manages its urban planning and development through advanced data analytics.
During the 2019 ASEAN Summit, Thailand introduced the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) initiative to transform three Thai provinces into smart cities, which has turned out to be a success. With the aim to create a centre for trade, investment, regional transportation, and a strategic gateway to Asia, Thailand is confident that it would promote a seamless ASEAN.…
USAID has dedicated an additional $441 million to expand partnerships with governments, civil society, and the private sector in countries in the Indo-Pacific region in support of activities in energy, infrastructure, digital connectivity, trade, and other economic activities.
The Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok promoted the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. Since July 2018, the Department of Commerce has assisted more than 9,000 U.S. companies to do business in the Indo-Pacific region and facilitated more than $7.65 billion in U.S. exports.