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Asia Can Eradicate Poverty in a Generation
The Department for International Development, in collaboration with the World Bank and ADB, today announces details of a conference to be held on 6-7 March 2006 in London to focus attention on building new forms of partnership to eradicate poverty in Asia.
ADB to Help Rehabilitate Drinking Water and Sanitation in Two Uzbekistan Provinces
Around 250,000 rural residents in Uzbekistan will have access to safe drinking water and sanitation through a project to rehabilitate dilapidated infrastructure in two provinces, backed by a US$25 million ADB loan.
Improving the Urban Environment in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Two ADB loans totaling US$60 million will help improve the urban environment for about 1.4 million people living in the city of Rawalpindi in Punjab, Pakistan.
$300 Million in Assistance for Pakistan to Rebuild Areas Worst Hit by Earthquake
ADB will help restore infrastructure and livelihoods in the two Pakistan provinces that suffered worst damage and destruction from the devastating earthquake of 8 October through an assistance package totaling US$300 million.
ADB Promoting Environmental Cleanup of Polluted River Basin in Henan, PRC
ADB will help enhance the quality of life in urban areas around a highly polluted river basin in Henan, the People's Republic of China (PRC), through a $100 million loan for wastewater and water quality improvement.
New ADB Grant to Help Prevent Communicable Diseases in Three Mekong Nations
ADB, in partnership with the World Health Organization, will help three Mekong countries contain the spread of emerging diseases, including avian influenza, at the local level, improve care of communicable diseases among vulnerable populations, and strengthen regional coordination.
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.