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Clean Future for World's Dirtiest River
Indonesia's efforts to clean up the Citarum River, often called the world's most polluted river, today received a major boost following the Asian Development Bank's approval of a $500 million multi-tranche loan package. The first loan tranche is for $50 million.
HIV and AIDS Online Data Hub Launched
The first-ever one-stop online resource hub providing comprehensive and easy-to-access HIV and AIDS data in Asia and the Pacific was launched today.
More Lights for Rural India Powered by ADB Loan
The Asian Development Bank has approved a loan of up to $225 million to support India's rural electrification program bringing steady and affordable power to mostly poor households. The loan will have a maturity of up to 12 years.
A Road Map Launched for Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles in Asia
Developing countries in Asia should raise their vehicle emission standards to the levels of Japan, Europe and USA as emissions from cars are expected to increase over the next few decades, threatening public health and quality of life for the urban population, according to a report funded by the Asian Development Bank.
Better Health Services for Viet Nam's Rural Poor, Ethnic Minorities
The Asian Development Bank is financing a project to improve health care services in Viet Nam's south central coast region, home to nine million people, including half a million people from ethnic minorities.
ADB Helping PRC Prepare Framework for Water Resources Management
The Asian Development Bank is helping the People's Republic of China prepare a framework for managing the allocation of water resources to meet the needs of a growing population and a rapidly expanding economy.
ADB Helping Prepare Urban Water Supply Project for Philippines
The Asian Development Bank is helping prepare a project that will improve water supply and sanitation services for urban areas outside Metro Manila, the main urban center of the Philippines.
ADB and Samoa Enter into Partnership Strategy
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Samoa entered into a new Country Partnership Strategy 2008 - 2012 which focuses on improved delivery of power, water, sanitation, and education services through private sector participation.
Cambodia's Poorest Families to Receive Emergency Food Assistance
The Asian Development Bank will provide Cambodia's poorest families with $35 million in emergency food assistance as they struggle to cope with rising food and fuel prices.
ADB Issues First Loan for Local Road Traffic Safety in PRC
The Asian Development Bank is providing a $200 million loan for road development in Yunnan Province in the People's Republic of China incorporating road traffic safety strategy at the local level, the first such assistance in a country with a high number of road accidents.