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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.
Nam Theun 2 Maintains Momentum
Two years after its approval, the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectric Project in Lao People's Democratic Republic continues to make satisfactory progress according to the latest annual update by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.
SASEC Holds Fourth Country Advisors' Meeting
Senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal met at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila on 4 to 5 June 2007 for the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) 4th Country Advisors' Meeting (CAM) to discuss strategies and future directions for regional cooperation among SASEC participating countries.
ADB Backs Turnaround of Karachi's Power Utility
The Asian Development Bank on Monday signed an agreement to provide Karachi Electric Supply Corporation with a $150 million loan to help it increase power supply and coverage in Pakistan's largest city and industrial and commercial heartland.
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.
ADB Wraps Up 40th Annual Meeting in Kyoto
The ADB 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors wrapped up today with ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda hailing the event as providing valuable insights into how ADB can evolve with a changing Asia.
ADB President Kuroda Opens 40th Annual Meeting with Vision of Prosperity Shared by All
The vision of abundant opportunity and widely shared prosperity in Asia and the Pacific is achievable, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda told the official opening of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Kyoto today.
Clean Energy Agenda Must Look Beyond 2012, Seminar Told
The clean energy agenda must move beyond the close of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012 to manage the threat of climate change, a seminar audience heard today in Kyoto.
The People Must Play Role in Development, ADB President Tells Civil Society Representatives
Development cannot benefit the people unless they play a role in that development, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda told a meeting today with representatives of civil society organizations.