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New Loan Approved to Rehabilitate Dushanbe-Kyrgyz-Border Road
ADB will help boost regional trade and cooperation in Central Asia through a US$29.5 million loan that will help rehabilitate a critical part of the road linking Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, to the Kyrgyz Republic.
ADB President Announces US$1 Billion Aid for Quake-Hit Pakistan
ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda has announced that ADB will provide about US$1 billion in concessional support for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of earthquake-hit Pakistan.
ADB to Help Improve Roads in Viet Nam's Central Region
ADB will help improve 1,200 kilometers of roads to boost economic growth in 19 provinces of Viet Nam's central region through a $95 million loan and grant package.
ADB to Help Reduce Spread and Impact of HIV/AIDS in Pacific
ADB will help stem the spread and effects of HIV/AIDS in small Pacific islands through a new grant of US$8 million.
ADB Support for Asia's Fight Against Avian Flu Could Reach $470 Million
In the medium term, ADB could commit at least $470 million to support Asia's responses and readiness to fight avian flu, ADB announced today.
$1.8 Million Grant to Improve Rural Roads and Provide Jobs in Tajikistan
ADB has approved a US$1.8 million grant from its Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), financed by the Government of Japan, to help improve rural roads in Tajikistan and provide jobs to the rural poor.
Avian Flu Pandemic Could Halt Asian Growth, ADB Report Says
An avian flu pandemic could halt Asia's growth rate to virtually zero and reduce the global trade of goods and services by 14%, according to new research by ADB.
Single Currency Should be Asia's Long-Term Objective, ADB President Says in Manila Lecture
Asia's long-term objective should be monetary union with a single currency, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said in a lecture in Manila today.
$18 Million Grant to Help Provide Clean Water and Sanitation to Poor around Tonle Sap, Cambodia
ADB will help provide safe drinking water to more than 1 million people living around the Tonle Sap river basin in Cambodia, through a grant approved for US$18 million.
ADB and World Bank to Mount Joint Team to Assess Quake Reconstruction Needs in Pakistan
A joint team from ADB and World Bank will begin an assessment of the needs and reconstruction costs following the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that devastated parts of Pakistan on October 8.