Grab , the Southeast Asian ride-hailing and on-demand delivery giant, announced a program to increase access to COVID vaccinations today. Its goal is to have all of its employees, as well as driver and delivery partners, vaccinated by excluding people who are medically unable to receive shots. Grab also said it will work with governments to provide information about vaccines through its app, and is in discussions to provide last-mile vaccine distribution, and transportation to and from vaccination centers. Grab joins a growing roster of private companies around the world that have offered to help governments with their vaccination programs. For drivers and delivery partners, Grab said it will subsidize COVID vaccine costs not covered by national vaccination programs. The company will also extend its Group Prolonged Medical Leave insurance policy to cover income lost by drivers as a result of potential side effects from getting vaccinated.
Introduction: Governance in South, Southeast, and East Asia
Introduction to Southeast Asia | Asia Society
This is a list of current heads of state and heads of government. In some cases, mainly in presidential systems , there is only one leader being both head of state and head of government. In other cases, mainly in semi-presidential and parliamentary systems , the head of state and the head of government are different people. In semi-presidential and parliamentary systems, the head of government role i. The list includes the names of recently elected or appointed heads of state and government who will take office on an appointed date, as presidents-elect and prime ministers-designate , and those leading a government in exile if internationally recognised. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It also has some spectacular urban centers, recently stimulated by massive economic growth. Unfortunately, the act of pulling people out of poverty and into the developed world often comes at the expense of the local environment. Most of the environmental issues in Southeast Asia are inextricably linked, and working to ameliorate one will often have added benefits for the others. Here are some of the problems, and some things you personally can do to help. The problem: Southeast Asia sits almost entirely in the tropics, and as such, is covered in rich, dense, biologically diverse jungle.
A large part of Southeast Asia is located in the Northern Hemisphere but a smaller part lies within the Southern Hemisphere. Southeast Asia consists of two regions. Southeast Asia is located close to the intersection of tectonic plates that experience frequent volcanic and seismic activities. The mountainous region of Thailand, Myanmar, and Peninsular Malaysia are located on the Alpide belt, while several islands of the Philippines make up part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Both seismic zones converge in Indonesia making the country susceptible to volcanic eruption and earthquakes.