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Information Highway Project in South Asia targets ADB approval in 2007
Senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal the 4 participating countries of the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation program jointly agreed on the project design of the proposed SASEC Information Highway Project. The project will promote better communication and information access among participating countries and aims to establish regional exchange including in-country gateways and cross-country links, expand rural access to Information and Communication Technology through village networks, and establish a regional network for research, development and training.
$400 Million Loan Will Help Pakistan Reform Its Capital Markets
The Asian Development Bank will lend Pakistan US$400 million to help it develop well-functioning capital markets, particularly in equity and long-term debt. This will further strengthen the economy and make it more resilient to financial shocks.
ADB and World Bank Undertake Joint Assessment of Cyclone and Flood Devastation in Southern Pakistan
The Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on Tuesday began a joint Damage and Needs Assessment in areas of southern Pakistan devastated by the recent Cyclone Yemyin and flooding.
Japan and ADB Support Heating Supply in Mongolia's Remote Rural Areas
The Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank are supporting efforts to ensure remote rural areas in Mongolia are provided with efficient heating supply during the harsh winter season.
Sun-Powered Electricity Lights up Remote Philippine Village
For two hours every night, a 10-watt light bulb makes it possible for 12-year old Ian Grace to do her homework and keep her place among the top 10 students of her class.
Substandard Energy-Saving Lights Block Progress to Slow Climate change
A coalition of government, industry, and non-profit organizations will launch a regional program in Asia to address new findings presented at the Asia Clean Energy Forum indicating that poorly manufactured energy-efficient lights could jeopardize efforts to mitigate climate change.
ADB Helps Wire Northwest Cambodia with Thai Electricity
A major electricity shortage in northwest Cambodia, including around the tourism hub of Siem Reap, is being fixed with the help of an $8 million loan from the Asian Development Bank to build power lines that will import electricity from neighboring Thailand.
Experts Seek to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment
More than 300 experts are meeting in Manila this week to find ways to scale up the deployment of clean energy across the world's fastest-growing region.
ADB Helping to Develop Bangladesh's Power Sector with $465 Million in Loans
The Asian Development Bank is providing assistance to further develop the power sector of Bangladesh to help ensure the delivery of reliable electricity supply to its people, as part of an overall initiative to promote sustainable economic growth in a country where nearly half the population remains poor.
Environmental and Social Benefits to Steer Bioenergy Development in Greater Mekong Subregion
Countries in the Greater Mekong subregion have the potential to become major biofuel producers, but there are important hurdles that must be crossed to ensure the success of such an initiative, a workshop on the relationship between bioenergy and poverty alleviation agreed today.