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Project to Improve Water Supply, Sanitation Services in Nepal
ADB will support a Nepal Government project to improve access to water and sanitation services in small towns throughout the country.
ADB Vice-President Signs Agreements Worth $37.3M with Cambodia
ADB Vice-President C. Lawrence Greenwood today signed grant and loan agreements with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, H.E. Keat Chhon, totaling $37.3 million.
ADB and Vanuatu Agree to Five-Year Strategic Development Partnership
ADB and the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu have agreed to a new strategic partnership aimed at reducing poverty and promoting private-sector led sustainable growth.
Lao PDR's Rapid Growth Brings New Development Challenges: ADB
ADB's current five-year strategy for Lao People's Democratic Republic remains relevant but more work is needed to respond to challenges posed by the country's rapid economic growth, climate change and human resource and capacity constraints, a midterm review said.
ADB: Climate Change Threatens Water, Food Security of 1.6 Billion South Asians
Melting Himalayan glaciers and other climate change impacts pose a direct threat to the water and food security of more than 1.6 billion people in South Asia, according to preliminary findings of a new study financed by ADB.
ADB Emergency Loan to Help Rebuild Fiji's Flood-Affected Rural Economy
ADB is extending an emergency loan of $17.6 million to help rebuild damaged infrastructure and revive economic activity in rural areas of Fiji that were badly affected by floods earlier this year.
Asia's Progress on Millennium Development Goals Remains Mixed - ADB
Asia and Pacific countries continue to make broad progress in reducing extreme poverty but hunger still remains widespread and many economies are struggling to meet other Millennium Development Goals, including reductions in maternal mortality rates and access to sanitation, latest available data show.
ADB, Korea Support Cambodia to Improve Cross-Border Road Links
ADB and the Republic of Korea are supporting road and border improvements in Cambodia to help reduce poverty, increase economic opportunities, and boost ongoing efforts to strengthen trade and tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
ADB Provides $100 Million for Public Finance Reforms in Mizoram, India
ADB is extending $100 million in loans to India's Mizoram state for public sector financial reforms designed to improve the state government's finances and strengthen service delivery.
ADB Calls for New Solutions to Help Asia Meet Growing Water, Sanitation Needs
Asia's incipient water crisis must be met with a clever mix of new solutions, Arjun Thapan, Director General of ADB's Southeast Asia Department, told World Water Week participants in Stockholm, Sweden.