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ADB Supporting Environmental Improvement in PRC's Hefei Municipality
ADB is supporting work that will improve the lives of millions of people in Hefei municipality, capital of Anhui province of the People's Republic of China, by providing a $150 million loan for efficient wastewater management, flood control and transport services.
Preparations Underway for Major Water Summit
Senior government officials of countries across the Asia Pacific region, along with key delegates from concerned organizations and development agencies, are gathering to deliberate on the details of the first Asia Pacific Water Forum Summit.
ADB and Singapore Working Together to Address Asia's Urban Crisis
In Asia, as much as 60 percent of the urban population lives in sprawling slums and squatter settlements. At least half the people in major cities live without adequate supplies of clean water or access to sewage connections.
Mongolia's Urban Poor to Take Charge of Own Development
Residents of Mongolia's poor urban areas will be assisted with prioritizing their development needs, making decisions on how resources are to be used, and managing and monitoring assistance being offered to their communities.
Spain Contributes Additional 2 Million Euros to Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance
The Government of Spain has agreed to make another contribution of 2 million Euros to the Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance.
ADB Promoting Cooperation on Hazardous Waste Management in South Asia
ADB will help four South Asian countries to improve their management of hazardous waste with a grant of US$400,000.
ADB Funds Water Quality Study in West Tarum Canal
In response to Jakarta's serious water problems, ADB is funding a study on water quality in the West Tarum canal, which provides 80% of the capital city's freshwater supply.
Meeting to Focus on Waste and Resource Management in East and Southeast Asia
ADB is this week hosting a meeting focusing on waste management and efficient use of resources in East and Southeast Asia.
ADB, UN-HABITAT Doubles Grant Levels to Raise Water Investments for Urban Poor
ADB will continue its partnership with UN-HABITAT that began in 2003 to increase investments in safe drinking water and sanitation facilities for some of Asia's poorest urban areas.
ADB VP Calls for Strong Leadership, Better Governance on Water Management
Strong government leadership and healthy stakeholder participation are needed to ensure progress and improved governance in the water sector, an ADB Vice-President told the final day of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit today.