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New TAPI Pipeline Company Holds First Board Meeting, Appoints Chairman
The Board of Directors of TAPI Pipeline Company Limited (TPCL) held its first meeting yesterday and appointed Mr. Mobin Saulat, Managing Director of Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited of Pakistan, as the Chairman of the Board.
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Establish Landmark TAPI Pipeline Company
The four state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India have established a company that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800-kilometer Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline.
$56.6 Million Grant Signed For Flood Reconstruction in Northern Afghanistan
ADB signed an agreement on 3 November to provide $56.6 million in emergency assistance grants for the reconstruction of irrigation and rural roads after heavy damage from severe flooding earlier this year. The grant will be used in 15 provinces in northern Afghanistan.
ADB President Visits Kyrgyz Republic to Strengthen Partnership, Attend CAREC Ministerial Meeting
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao met with President Almazbek Atambaev and Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbaev during his two-day visit to the Kyrgyz Republic to discuss ADB’s support for the government’s development agenda, and the need to continue the focus on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. He also gave a keynote address at the 13th Ministerial Conference of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC).
ADB $40 Million Grant For Flood Reconstruction in Northern Afghanistan
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $40 million emergency assistance grant to assist with the reconstruction of irrigation and rural road infrastructure at 15 provinces in northern Afghanistan that suffered heavy damage from severe flooding earlier this year.
Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region as Key Economies Advance Reforms
Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies in the region move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report.
ADB Urges Asia to Take Advantage of Global Value Chain Opportunities
Asian economies—having reaped substantial gains from global value chains in the past 25 years—can extend these gains if governments and business work together to reduce tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers, and improve logistics and transport infrastructure, says a new ADB report.
New ADB Office to Provide Independent PPP Transaction Advisory Services
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today opened a new office to provide governments with independent advice on shaping public-private partnerships (PPPs), a key conduit for greater infrastructure investment in developing Asia.
Broader View of Poverty Underscores Critical Long-Term Challenge - ADB
Poverty will remain a critical challenge for Asia and the Pacific in the coming decades, requiring a greater focus on efforts to address food insecurity and economic vulnerability, says a new ADB report.
US Treasury Awards ADB for Landmark Afghan Railway Project
ADB has received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan that is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country’s post-conflict economy.