Indonesia Gets Electronic ID Cards
In 2010, Indonesia launched a pilot project to provide national identification number or electronic identification card (e-KTP) to around 172 million people (population above the age of 16 years)… Since the beginning of the Single Identity Number System over a year ago, approximately 0.15 million people have been issued the e-KTP. The
China-backed Project to Help Lethoso Leapfrog in Green Energy
"Lesotho is to harness the power of wind and water in a China-funded US$15-billion green energy project, the biggest of its kind in Africa. The Lesotho highlands power project (LHPP) will generate 6 000 megawatts (MW) of wind power and 4 000MW of hydropower, equivalent to about 5% of South Africa's electricity needs."
"Lesotho says the scheme will help end its plight as one of the world's poorest countries, “making it a case study in how investing in renewable energy can transform a nation's fortunes”
Aging Southeast Asian Population May Create "Grey Collar" Economy
According to Noviscape, “grey collar workers” will become the fastest growing segment of the workforce in countries such as Singapore and Thailand.
While rapid declining fertility and longer life expectancy are evident in every country in the region, they are aging at different rates.
“Singapore and Thailand have already been categorized as ageing societies since the early 2000s, Cambodia and Laos both have very young populations. The rest of ASEAN member states fall somewhere between these extremes, but are catching up fast.” (pg9)
Sources:Noviscape April 2011 page 1-11: