At the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan, ADB reiterated its commitment to the country’s long-term development, including $1.2 billion program funding through 2016.
Since 2002, ADB has approved more than $2.8 billion in loans, equity investments, grants and technical assistance for Afghanistan, primarily focused on the transport, energy, water and irrigation sectors.
News: $1.2 Billion in Long-Term Support for Afghanistan
A rail connection from Afghanistan’s biggest northern city to the Uzbekistan border offers a chance to reestablish the war-torn nation as a regional trade hub.
In Afghanistan, where only a fraction of the country’s land is arable or cultivated, a grassroots initiative is helping farmers better preserve their crops and take their produce to market at more profitable prices.
After years of darkness and air pollution caused by countless diesel generators, Kabul has reliable grid-supplied power, and initiatives are in motion to do the same for the rest of Afghanistan.
The thriving east-west trade that once prospered along the famed Silk Road is slowly being restored to its former glory through transport and trade links being rolled out under the CAREC program. Here are 12 facts and figures on the New Silk Road.
In Afghanistan's isolated areas, where traditions and infrastructure have changed little over centuries, mobile phone technology is connecting people and changing lives one step at a time.
A 100-km stretch of road is saving and improving lives and enhancing business opportunities in the north of Afghanistan, but it is just one small part of the 2,700-km ring road that is helping reconnect the country with Central Asia and the Middle East.