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ADB to Provide US$6 Million in Grants for Tsunami-Affected Areas of Indonesia
ADB has approved three grants totaling US$6 million from its Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) to help improve livelihoods, rehabilitate natural resources, and provide earthquake-resistant housing in tsunami-affected areas of Indonesia. The JFPR is financed by the Government of Japan.
Institutional Changes Needed to Achieve MDGs, Manila Meeting Told
Institutional changes are needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific that involve greater regional cooperation, learning from indigenous knowledge, and building stronger partnerships at every level, a meeting in Manila heard today.
Millennium Development Goals in Reach in Asia, Says UN/ADB Report
Asia and the Pacific is one of the world's most dynamic regions and many of its countries are making progress toward achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But none of the region's developing countries is on track to achieve all the goals, according to a new report from ADB, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).
Loan and Grant Package to Help Viet Nam Fight Communicable and Lifestyle Diseases
ADB will help the Government of Viet Nam combat communicable diseases and emerging lifestyle diseases by strengthening the country's preventive health system through a loan and grant package totaling US$38 million.
ADB to Help Boost Environmental Management of the Maldives in Tsunami Aftermath
ADB will help develop a program to boost environmental management in the Maldives following the December 2004 tsunami disaster, through a technical assistance grant approved of US$400,000.
ADB to Help Reduce Minorities' Vulnerability to AIDS at GMS Borders
ADB will help reduce the vulnerability to HIV/AIDS of ethnic minorities living in border areas of the Greater Mekong Subregion, through a technical assistance grant approved for US$700,000.
ADB Plans Urban Project to Help Realize Potential of Uttaranchal, India
ADB is helping to prepare an urban development project in the Indian state of Uttaranchal, through a technical assistance grant approved for US$600,000.
Experts Discuss Urban Challenge, Way Forward for ADB and Asia's Cities
With some US$250 billion per year needed to meet infrastructure investment to support urban growth over the next 25 years, ADB needs to boost its infrastructure lending, a senior official told a meeting in Manila.
Improving Urban Water Supply, Wastewater Management and Sewerage System in Jilin Province, PRC
ADB has approved a US$100 million loan to help improve the urban environment and, consequently, the public health and quality of life in the province of Jilin, the People's Republic of China, by increasing wastewater coverage and boosting the supply of potable water.
Mekong Countries to Establish Animal Diseases Prevention, Control System
Six countries sharing the Mekong River today took a significant step toward controlling transboundary animal diseases by signing an agreement to establish a subregional animal diseases prevention and control system.