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ADB Maintains Developing Asia Growth Forecast

Developing Asia remains on track toward steady growth in 2014 despite slower-than-expected growth in the United States in the first quarter, says a new ADB report.

Construction Begins On Tatamba Wharf in Santa Isabel

Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Tatamba Wharf on the eastern end of Santa Isabel. The wharf is one of four wharves and a landing ramp to be improved under the second phase of the Domestic Maritime Support Project, which is financed by the Solomon Islands Government, ADB, Australian Government, and New Zealand Aid Programme.

ADB to Invest $228 Million in Energy Projects in Pacific for 2015-2017

ADB will invest $228 million in energy projects in the Pacific in the next 3 years to help the region reduce its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and support more sustainable and environmentally friendly growth, according to its new Pacific Energy Update 2014.

Greater Employment Challenges Loom in the Pacific - ADB Report

Economies across the Pacific region will face rising challenges in generating needed jobs for their rapidly growing working-age populations in coming years, according to ADB's latest Pacific Economic Monitor launched today.

Waste Management Schemes Helping Boost Public Health in Pacific - ADB

Innovative solid waste management systems being pioneered in the Pacific are helping to boost public health and environmental preservation, according to a new publication series from ADB.

ADB Signs Assistance Package to Boost Hydropower Generation in Solomon Islands

ADB today signed with the Solomon Islands grant and loan agreements to help the Government boost energy access and renewable energy generation in Auki, the capital of Malaita province. 

ADB Vice-President Visits Pacific Region to Discuss Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations

ADB Vice-President Lakshmi Venkatachalam today arrived in New Zealand for a four-country visit to the Pacific region, where she will meet with senior government officials for discussions on ADB’s support. 

More Actions Required to Promote Equitable Opportunities for Women in Solomon Islands

The Government of the Solomon Islands has demonstrated its commitment to promoting equitable opportunities for women in public service and education as well as eliminating violence against women, but more needs to be done to translate commitments into actions. 

Coral Triangle Initiative Ratified: Nations Come Together to Establish Regional Secretariat

Ministers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste met in Manado, Indonesia and ratified an agreement to establish a Regional Secretariat for the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF). The Regional Secretariat will spearhead the CTI-CFF’s regional cooperation programs to strengthen the management of coastal and marine resources and address climate change impacts on fisheries and livelihoods.

Construction Begins on Ngasini Wharf in Western Province

Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Ngasini Wharf on Vangunu Island in Western Province. The wharf is one of four wharves and a landing ramp to be improved under the second phase of the Domestic Maritime Support Project, which is financed by the Solomon Islands Government, ADB, the Australian Government, and the New Zealand Aid Programme.