Photo Essays

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Latest Photo Essays

  • September 2013

    Little Big Ally in the Fight against Dengue

    Guppy fish in open-air water containers can help destroy the breeding grounds of mosquitoes and stop the spread of dengue fever in Asia and the Pacific region.
  • September 2013

    ADB Investment Brings Cleaner Energy to the People's Republic of China

    The investment of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in China Gas Holdings Limited (China Gas) brings cleaner energy to municipalities across the People's Republic of China. News Release: ADB, 13 Banks Partner for Natural Gas Supply to Small Cities in the People's Republic of ChinaFeature: The People's Republic of China Breathes Easier with Natural Gas
  • July 2013

    Green Energy Project in Bhutan Wins US Treasury Honors

    An Asian Development Bank (ADB) green energy project that brings greater electrification to rural households in Bhutan and boosts access to green power in neighboring India is among the recipients of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Development Impact Honors.
  • July 2013

    Restoring Marine Resources and Improving Lives

    A project in the Philippines is helping fishermen conserve marine resources and diversify the way they make a living.
  • June 2013

    Protecting the Heart of Borneo through Sustainable Business Practices

    The Heart of Borneo is the largest contiguous rainforest in Asia. Home to 6% of the world's biodiversity, it sustains the local economy and human welfare. Rapid deforestation from logging, mining and palm oil production are a significant threat however. Emerging sustainable business practices such as Certified Sustainable Palm Oil offer a potential solution.
  • June 2013

    ADB Works with Myanmar to Boost Tourism

    A Tourism Master Plan to help Myanmar cope with an overwhelming tourist demand as the country opens up, identifies 38 projects worth nearly a half billion dollars that will help expand airports, smooth visa requirements, boost tourism-related training, build a $150 million tourism zone outside Mandalay, and open access to isolated beaches and religious sites, some in remote ethnic communities.
  • May 2013

    Bridge Transforms Lives of Isolated Villagers in Tajikistan

    In Tajikistan, a new bridge built by ADB under a JFPR-funded project is connecting once isolated villagers to urban amenities and services. The bridge has already saved lives in medical emergencies, and boosted small businesses.
  • May 2013

    The Bridges of Asia: Connecting the Region

    From vast span bridges for cars and trains to small village footbridges, these are the building blocks of Asian connectivity. This photo essay shows a collection of interesting Asian bridges, many of which were built with ADB's assistance.
  • April 2013

    Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: Captured in Images

    Our climate is being destabilized and the poor are suffering the consequences. Rising sea levels combined with devastating storms, droughts and floods are hitting hardest those who are most vulnerable. Urgent actions, including leveraging private capital and the use of innovative technologies, are needed. Infographic: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific More on ADB's work to promote environmentally sustainable growth
  • April 2013

    Better Lives through Better Resettlement

    The ADB-supported Song Bung 4 hydropower dam is being constructed to support Viet Nam's growing energy needs. Despite efforts to minimize the impact on the villagers in the site, more than 1000 people had to be relocated. ADB is working hard not only to resettle them, but also change their lives for the better.