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South Asia's Growth to Remain Strong in 2007-2008, Says ADB
South Asia's economic growth is expected to moderate to 7.7% in 2007 and rise slightly to 8% in 2008. Tight monetary policy measures taken by several countries in the region in 2006 are expected to dampen consumption while investment and growth in developed countries ease, according to a major ADB report released today.
ADB Promoting Cooperation on Hazardous Waste Management in South Asia
ADB will help four South Asian countries to improve their management of hazardous waste with a grant of US$400,000.
Closer Economic Ties Will Help South Asia Tap Full Economic Potential, Senior ADB Official Says
India's economic performance in the past two decades has been remarkable, but closer subregional integration would help the country and its neighbors to achieve their full economic potential, a senior ADB official told a press briefing today.
Improved Governance, Infrastructure Key to Higher South Asia Growth, Says ADB Report
A new ADB report says that improved governance, better quality of regulation and infrastructure can help South Asian economies emerge as the "New Tigers" of Asia.
South Asia MDG Forum Opens with Urgent Call to Cut Down Maternal Mortality and Reduce Poverty
Over 100 experts gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal, yesterday to try to build a clear and workable road map toward realizing the Millennium Development Goals which are in need of revitalization.
MDG Forum in Nepal to Focus on Extreme Poverty in South Asia
ADB Vice-President Concludes Visit to Maldives
ADB Vice-President Liqun Jin ended a two-day visit to the Maldives today. During his trip, he held discussions with the President and senior Government officials, participated in a government briefing about the status of the tsunami recovery program, and visited ADB project sites.
Australia Establishes A$11 Million Grant Fund for South Asian Countries
The Government of Australia has established a grant facility at ADB to undertake project activities in South Asia with an initial contribution of A$11 million.
South Asia's Growth to Moderate but Remain Strong in 2006-2007, Says ADB
South Asia's growth is expected to moderate to 7.3% in 2006 as a result of some slowing in India and Pakistan, but then rise slightly to 7.5% in 2007, according to a major ADB report released today. The region grew 7.8% in 2005.
Promoting Water Saving Rice Production in South Asia
ADB will help develop and disseminate water-saving rice technologies in the drought-prone and water-short region of South Asia, through a US$1 million technical assistance grant.