More than 400 transport professionals from Asia and the Pacific gathered in Manila from 15 to 19 September 2014 to discuss policies and issues, best practices, and innovations in sustainable transport.
Transport is an integral part of most of the activities, goods and services required for supporting and improving people’s lives. ADB assists member countries in developing Asia to building transport infrastructure and services which contribute towards low-carbon, safe, accessible, and affordable transport systems.
ADB approved a $75 million loan for the expansion and renovation of Mactan Cebu Airport which will boost passenger traffic, support inclusive growth, and mark the first large scale PPP project awarded by the government.
The Vice-Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Fernando La Sama de Araújo, and representatives from ADB have taken part in a ground-breaking ceremony to upgrade a stretch of road along the Manatuto-Natarbora route.
Upgrades to Ringgi Wharf on Kolombangara Island, Keru Wharf on Keru Island, Ngasini Wharf on Vangunu Island and Susabona and Tatamba Wharves in Santa Isabel have been successfully completed ahead of schedule.
Investments in the transport sector are among those most vulnerable to changes in climate variables, including increased sea level and expected changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.