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  • August 2015

    Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Northern and Central Regions Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project

    The government’s National Growth and Poverty Eradication Strategy (Strategy) in 2004 aimed to reduce poverty through strong economic growth and increased emphasis on the poorest districts. The Strategy focused on health, including water supply and sanitation, as one of four priority sectors for poverty reduction. Small towns with populations ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 remained underdeveloped, having been neglected in past investments—with overall piped water supply service coverage of 17% compared with 69% in Vientiane and in the four largest secondary towns.
  • August 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Xinjiang Regional Road Improvement Project (Korla–Kuqa Section)

    The operational strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the PRC road sector gave high priority to removing infrastructure constraints and supporting policy and institutional reforms.
  • August 2015

    Cambodia: Northwest Irrigation Sector Project

    The Government of Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recognized the need to develop the irrigation subsector. Investments in irrigation development and rehabilitation were seen as a key element that would increase agricultural production. This followed the growing recognition that development of irrigation systems and human resources through participatory irrigation management and development were effective in helping reduce poverty. Sector lending was deemed as an appropriate approach.
  • August 2015

    Bangladesh: Second Urban Primary Health Care Project

    In Bangladesh, rural–urban migration by the poor and vulnerable has caused rapid growth in the urban population. Poor living conditions and limited public health centers in urban areas have deteriorated the health of the urban poor, making their situation worse than that of the rural poor. Good quality public health centers in the rapidly growing urban slums were essential to prevent an epidemic of emerging or reemerging communicable diseases.
  • August 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Hebei Zhanghewan Pumped Storage Project

    Hebei South Power Grid was experiencing frequent electricity supply interruptions due to inadequate capacity to meet growing peak demand. As a result, the Hebei Electric Power Corporation operated some of its coal-fired power plants for peaking purposes. However, these power plants were not sufficiently flexible to meet the rapid load variation during peak hours and were operated inefficiently, leading to higher production costs and atmospheric pollution.
  • July 2015

    Maldives: Regional Development Project, Phase II— Environmental Infrastructure and Management

    The Regional Development Project (RDP) II was a follow-up project to the work of RDP 1.The project was designed to contribute to the realization of the government's Sixth National Development Plan, focusing on poverty reduction, community development, and improvements in water supply, sanitation services, solid waste management, and land management. It was to be implemented in three focus islands in the Central Region— Fonadhoo, Mahibadhoo,and Naifaru—two of which have been adversely affected by the 2004 tsunami.
  • July 2015

    Timor-Leste: Country Partnership Strategy Final Review Validation

    This report provides an independent evaluation of the ADB country partnership strategy (CPS) for Timor-Leste for 2011–2015. This report is primarily based on the self-assessment prepared by ADB’s Pacific Department, the country partnership strategy final review that assessed progress on the CPS implementation up to December 2013. This report assesses the quality of the self-evaluation and identifies lessons and recommendations to inform the new CPS.
  • July 2015

    People’s Republic of China: Kunming Qingshuihai Water Supply Project

    At the time of project design in 2007, the Yunnan Provincial Government and the Kunming Municipal Government had identified a priority list of investment projects covering water supply and wastewater management, and environmental improvement projects that would help improve the urban environment, reduce water pollution of reservoirs and lakes, and ensure long-term sustainable development in Kunming.
  • July 2015

    Mongolia: Education for the Poor—Financial Crisis Response Project

    During the financial crisis, the Social Sectors Support Program (SSSP) that was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was designed to support the government’s policy reforms in social services delivery, including education, health, and social welfare. An additional ADB project grant was designed to complement the SSSP.
  • July 2015

    Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan: CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project

    The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridor 3 runs from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) through Irkeshtam at the PRC–Kyrgyz Republic border and Karamyk at the Kyrgyz Republic–Tajikistan border toward several Central and South Asian countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan to the south and Uzbekistan to the west. The project road is a section of CAREC corridor 3. During project preparation, poor road sections within this corridor were bottlenecks to domestic and international traffic.