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The safety of air travel is a hot topic right now. ADB has been working with governments around Asia and the Pacific to keep people safe in the air. 

An ADB-supported project helped improve roads that connect many vulnerable and isolated communities in India.

ADB has helped open up Afghanistan to increased trade and commerce through the construction of a new rail system.

In Central Asia, six CAREC corridors link the region’s economic hubs to each other and connect the landlocked CAREC countries to other Eurasian and global markets. Corridor 3 connects the Russian Federation to South Asia and the Middle East, running through six of CAREC’s member countries.

In Central Asia, six CAREC corridors link the region’s economic hubs to each other and connect the landlocked CAREC countries to other Eurasian and global markets. Corridor 2 links East Asia to the Mediterranean and southern Europe - with trade expanding in recent years following the implementation of the People’s Republic of China’s “go west” policy.

In Central Asia, six CAREC corridors link the region’s economic hubs to each other and connect the landlocked CAREC countries to other Eurasian and global markets. Corridor 1 - the most active of the six - links Europe to East Asia, traversing the Russian Federation border to the People’s Republic of China via Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

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.