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ADB Extends $35 Million for Sanitation Improvement in 2 Indonesian Cities
ADB is extending a $35 million loan to help Indonesia rehabilitate and expand sanitation facilities in the cities of Medan and Yogyakarta.
East Asia Cuts Poverty, More Work Needed to Meet Health, Environment MDGs - Forum
Poverty and illiteracy rates have been slashed but governments in East and Southeast Asia need to speed up health and environment improvements to meet the looming 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, ADB, UNDP and UNESCAP said at a forum in Shanghai today.
ADB, Partners Call on Rebounding Asia to Boost Investment in Agriculture
Asia's rebounding economies must boost investment in agriculture in order to tackle widespread hunger and cushion billions of people from future spikes in food prices, main speakers at a food security forum at ADB said today.
ADB Extends $100 Million to Cut Urban-Rural Inequality in PRC's Chongqing
ADB is extending a $100 million loan for rural infrastructure improvement projects in Chongqing municipality in the People's Republic of China that will reduce the income gap between urban and rural areas and provide a potential model for national replication.
ADB Supports Wastewater and Lake Management Project in PRC's Wuhan
ADB is supporting a key urban environmental initiative in Wuhan municipality in the People's Republic of China that could be a model for sustainable management of wastewater sludge in the country.
Pakistan's Punjab Gets $150 Million ADB Loan to Cut Infant, Maternal Deaths
ADB is providing a $150 million equivalent loan for an ongoing program aimed at cutting infant and maternal deaths and improving the delivery of health services for the poor in Pakistan's Punjab Province.
ADB Loans to Help Viet Nam Improve Healthcare in Poor, Remote Communities
ADB today approved $60 million in loans for the Viet Nam Health Human Resources Sector Development Program to help the country improve its health services, particularly in poor, remote communities which lack skilled workers and quality health facilities. The Program is cofinanced with an $11 million grant from the Government of Australia.
ADB Calls for More Social Protection in Wake of Global Economic Crisis
The global economic crisis highlights the urgent need for stronger social protection programs in Asia and the Pacific, and policy makers must use the current rebound as an opportunity to make the region's future growth more inclusive, according to a book launched here Thursday.
PRC Firm to Get Up to $146.6 Million for Songhua River Basin Improvements
ADB is providing equity and loans of up to $146.6 million to a company planning to improve water supply and wastewater treatment facilities in the polluted Songhua River Basin in the northern part of the People's Republic of China.
Rapid Reconstruction, Inclusive Growth, Key to Sri Lanka's Post-War Development - ADB President
One year after a decades-old civil conflict ended in Sri Lanka, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said that a top priority of Sri Lanka's post-war development is to make sure that rapid reconstruction continues in the conflict-affected areas and the benefits of development reach everyone in the country.