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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.
$55 Million Loan to Help Bangladesh Meet Rising Water Challenges
ADB is extending a $55 million loan to support small scale water services in Bangladesh that will help cut rural poverty, improve community involvement, and address the threat posed by severe floods and other climate change-related events.
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 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.
ADB to Help Georgia Improve Urban Transport
ADB is providing a $30 million loan to finance infrastructure repairs and upgrades in selected urban municipalities in Georgia which have been hard hit by the global economic crisis and conflict with the Russian Federation.
ADB, UK Provide Additional $45 Million to Boost Social Services in Pakistan
Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province, has received fresh funds of $45 million dollars equivalent for a program that is helping support improvements in the delivery of health, education, water, and sanitation services in the region, ADB said.
ADB to Help Improve Water Management in Urban Centers of 3 South Asian Countries
ADB is helping select urban centers in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka improve water management to enhance economic opportunities and reduce waterborne diseases.
ADB Extends $200 Million for First Urban Development Program in India's North East
ADB is providing up to $200 million to improve infrastructure in five state capital cities of North East India, the first time it has extended large-scale assistance for urban sector development in one of the country's most underdeveloped regions.
ADB President Says Sustained Water Sector Investment Can Help Fuel Growth
Governments in Asia and the Pacific must continue to invest in water infrastructure in spite of the economic crisis or face fundamental threats to their economic growth and social development, ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said yesterday.