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Island countries in the Pacific need a strong transport sector to support economic growth. ADB's transport strategy in the region focuses on improving access to markets and social services and building integrated transport systems.

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) pledged to step up support for sustainable transport over the coming decade. One year into their commitment, they are on target to fulfill their promise.

A highway mirroring a strand of the ancient Tea Horse Trail is expanding tourism, trade, and families' standard of living in rural People's Republic of China, Lao PDR, and Thailand.

A port upgrade in the Cook Islands is securing the country's food, fuel and other needs with modern facilities that allow access by larger ships.

Upgrading Fiji's Suva and Lautoka ports helped the Pacific country meet growing cargo traffic and make its economy more competitive.

Transporting people and goods over inland waterways, such as rivers and canals, can decrease road traffic, accidents and pollution while increasing cross-border trade.

Large-scale infrastructure investment is making the Colombo Port accessible to a new generation of cargo vessels, helping the island nation realize its regional trade aspirations.

Rehabilitated roads in landlocked Tajikistan boost trade at home and with other Central Asian nations and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Отремонтированные дороги в Таджикистане, стране, не имеющей выхода к морю, помогают развить внутреннюю торговлю и торговлю с другими странами Центральной Азии и Китайской Народной Республикой (КНР).

In the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, where poverty levels are among the highest in the country, new all-weather roads connect rural people to healthcare, and to the broader economy.