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New Thai, Lao PDR Bridge Completes 'Missing Link' in Key Regional Corridor
A new bridge straddling the Mekong River between Thailand and Lao People’s Democratic Republic is open for business, signaling completion of physical works along one of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s most critical economic corridors.
Indonesia Power Project Marks First Loan of ASEAN Infrastructure Fund
The ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Ltd. (AIF) has commenced lending operations with a $25 million loan to fund power links in Indonesia, becoming a new source of funding for the development of priority infrastructure projects in the region.
GMS Ministers Endorse Plan to Accelerate Cross Border Transport, Trade
Countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion have endorsed measures to expedite and expand cross border transport and trade, including stepping up bilateral and trilateral country agreements.
ASEAN Chief Justices Explore Legal Solutions to Environmental Threats
Legal responses to cross border threats from climate change, pollution, deforestation and the illegal trade in wildlife and timber are at the top of the agenda at a meeting of Chief Justices from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok, Thailand.
ADB Invests to Help Drive Energy Efficiency in Southeast Asia
Hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, and many other businesses in Southeast Asian countries are expected to adopt cost-effective, energy-saving solutions once positive results are demonstrated through pioneering energy efficiency projects funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Power Swaps Can Help Asia-Pacific Manage Daunting Future Energy Needs - Report
Cross-border power exchanges can play a central role in helping Asia and the Pacific meet its booming demand for power, which is set to sharply outpace the rest of the world’s over the next two decades, says a comprehensive new report from ADB.
Project Puts Clean Water on Tap for Towns across Lao PDR
An Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) will deliver clean water and better sanitation to residents of 11 small towns in the country.
Developing Asia Slowing Amid Global Financial Jitters
Softer than expected economic activity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India and jitters over the United States (US) quantitative easing (QE) program will weigh on Asia and the Pacific’s growth prospects in the near term, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.
Asia Must Step Up Governance Reforms to Sustain Growth and Development
Asia and the Pacific's economic gains must be matched by stepped-up efforts on governance so that growth benefits can be more evenly shared and development progress locked in, says a new ADB report.
ADB Loan to Promote Women Entrepreneurs and Small-, Medium-Sized Enterprises in Lao PDR
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will continue to support growing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) with a $15 million loan and another $4.378 in technical assistance (TA) designed to help promote and develop the private sector, including improving the registration of enterprises.