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Greater Regional Cooperation Tops South Asia Meeting Agenda
Senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal are meeting in Manila to move forward on initiatives that can enhance regional economic cooperation in South Asia through strategic infrastructure projects and constructive dialogue.
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 to Assist in Expansion of Colombo Port
ADB will help fund the expansion of the Colombo Port with a $300 million loan that will substantially upgrade the facility.
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.
ADB Funding Study of Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia
ADB is beginning a set of field studies of select cities around Asia to help develop blueprints for sustainable urban transport systems in the region.
$60 Million Additional Loan for Water Supply Project in Sri Lanka
ADB is lending an additional US$60 million to support a project that is helping increase access of the poor in three provinces in Sri Lanka to safe water and sanitation.
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