Austronesia Chapter

Mark Roeland de Castro

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Major Austronesian languages include Malay (Indonesia and Malaysian), Javanese, and Tagalog (Filipino). According to some estimates, the family contains 1,257 languages, the second most of any language family. 250 million people speak Malay. This makes it the eighth most-spoken language in the world. The IMF Austronesian Chapter covers a wide geographic area from Madagascar to Easter Island and Taiwan and Hawai'i to New Zealand. The Chapter is composed of Fellows from Brunei, Cambodia, Taiwan, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Indonesia, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, among others.

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Lack of government technical capacity and mindset to plan, implement and manage metropolitan development is evident. Metropolitan opportunities have been arising in Austronesia. Indonesia's capital city is to be relocated to the province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. The Philippines has three metropolitan areas officially established. Other 10 metropolitan areas are under Development are Metro Angeles, Metro Bacolod, Metro Baguio, Metro Batangas, Metro Cagayan De Oro, Metro Dagupan, Metro Iloilo-Guimaras, Metro Butuan, Metro Naga and Metro Olongapo
Need for policy and financial mechanisms to support Metropolitan planning. Alignment with UN SDG 2030. The Singapore Green Plan 2030, or the Green Plan, is a whole-of-nation movement to advance Singapore's national agenda on sustainable development. The Green Plan charts ambitious and concrete targets over the next ten years, strengthening Singapore's commitments under the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement and positioning Singapore to achieve our long-term net-zero emissions aspiration as soon as viable.
Metropolitan scale planning is not yet mainstreamed in the professional discipline and academe. Technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, also commonly known as Greater Taipei, is the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area.