Pakistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
A 17 megawatt run-of-river plant harnesses Pakistan’s rich clean energy potential, generating enough power to service about 600,000 new connections or 4.8 million people.
In 2015, Central Asian countries made strides improving the environment for cross-border e-commerce in the region.
The shareholders of the TAPI Pipeline Company Limited signed an historic agreement on 13 December 2015 in the Turkmen city of Mary to commemorate the start of construction of the Turkmen portion of the planned 1,800 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline project.
ADB has assisted the Government of Pakistan in undertaking critical economic and governance reforms, which contributed to steady economic growth and boosted spending on poverty reduction programs.
Assistance from ADB has helped to strengthen Pakistan’s social and environmental safeguards, integrate environmentally sustainable measures into government projects and programs, and strengthen public communication and information sharing with partners.
Today, ADB remains one of Pakistan’s largest development partners, having provided more than $25 billion in loans, as well as more than $200 million in grants, as of 31 December 2014. This funding has included 316 loans to improve Pakistan’s infrastructure and services, and to support reforms.
Projects in Pakistan
- National Highway Development Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
- Support for Efficient Structuring of Public-Private Partnership in Punjab and Sindh Provinces
- Capacity Building for Enhanced Safeguards Management
- Federally Administered Tribal Areas Water Resources Development Project
- Karachi Port Trust