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  • January 2016

    People’s Republic of China: Sanjiang Plain Wetlands Protection Project

    The Sanjiang Plain wetlands, located in the northeastern Heilongjiang Province, comprise one of the richest areas of globally significant biodiversity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but also one of the country’s most important food production regions. The area of the wetlands has been reduced by 80% from its original size since the 1950s due to multiple pressures, most notably drainage to reclaim land for farming.
  • December 2015

    Sri Lanka: Southern Transport Development Project

    The Government of Sri Lanka recognized that improved transport was essential for improving living standards and reducing poverty in its southern region. A Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) master plan study found that the region’s development was severely constrained by poor transport links to other parts of the country, particularly to Colombo and to the economically dominant western province. Also, road safety was a major issue. The country’s fatality rate for road accidents was 18 fatalities per 10,000 vehicles, which was considered high.
  • December 2015

    Uzbekistan: Amu Zang Irrigation Rehabilitation Project

    Uzbekistan’s crop farms are highly dependent on irrigation. Irrigated agriculture accounts for about a third of its gross domestic product and 60% of its export revenues, and employs 45% of the labor force.
  • December 2015

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Basic Education Sector Development Program

    Lao People's Democratic Republic's main challenges in the education sector included (i) meeting the growing demand for education, (ii) addressing issues of access and equity, and (iii) improving the internal efficiency of the educational system. The downturn in the global economy and weak capacity limited the government’s ability to support equitable access to basic education, particularly in remote areas, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
  • December 2015

    Cambodia: Road Asset Management Project

    Without periodic road maintenance, the huge investment in rehabilitating Cambodia's Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) paved roads was expected to diminish in value as the roads deteriorate because of traffic and flooding. A periodic maintenance program could help preserve the network of rehabilitated roads until the government would have enough funds for their upkeep. The MPWT’s institutional capacity needed to be strengthened so that it could contribute to the long-term sustainability of the paved roads.
  • December 2015

    India: Chhattisgarh State Roads Development Sector Project

    During the project preparation stage, the poor quality of roads impeded the growth potential of Chhattisgarh, a newly formed state and one of the poorer states in India. The ride quality of most roads ranged from poor to very poor. Bad roads increased transport bottlenecks and resulted in poor transport services for the entire local economy, especially the rural poor and tribal populations. The institutional and technical capacity of the Public Works Department was reaching its limit in the areas of sector and investment management of state roads.
  • December 2015

    Afghanistan: Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project

    Afghanistan is a landlocked country facing tough sociopolitical and physical challenges. At the time of project preparation, Hairatan was Afghanistan’s main dry and river port, accounting for close to 50% of its total imports. However, an existing rail line between Termez in Uzbekistan and Hairatan did not have a rail link into Afghanistan. Freight into Afghanistan and beyond had to be off-loaded and reloaded into trucks at Hairatan. This process was costly and slow and limited volume flows. Removing this bottleneck was considered an urgent task.
  • December 2015

    Mongolia: Third Health Sector Development Project

    ADB approved the Third Health Sector Development Project in October 2007.
  • December 2015

    Cook Islands: Avatiu Port Development Project

    In 2007, the Government of the Cook Islands adopted a 20-year Preventive Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP), prepared under an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance, as an integral part of the National Sustainable Development Plan, 2007–2010. The IMP assessed the condition and management of existing infrastructure. It concluded that lack of investment in maintenance and rehabilitation resulted in the failure to meet existing demands, thus hindering economic development.
  • December 2015

    Bangladesh: Second Primary Education Development Program

    The Government of Bangladesh launched the Second Primary Education Development Program (PEDP II) in 2004 as a sequel to the PEDP I to expand access to quality primary education for all eligible children in Bangladesh. During the 1990s, Bangladesh had made significant progress in increasing initial enrollment and in achieving gender equality but there was no tangible improvement in the completion rates or in the quality of education. Thus, the emphasis of the PEDP II was access and quality.