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ADB and Japan are to help Myanmar upgrade and modernize technical and vocational training programs to meet the country’s pressing need for skilled young workers.

ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $100 million loan to help the government of Sri Lanka revamp its technical and vocational education and training which will equip youth with the required skills for the job market.

Preparatory work has begun for a project that aims to improve the efficiency and quality of technical and vocational education and training in Tajikistan, leading to increased skilled workers with better paid jobs.

ADB and the Government of India signed an agreement Thursday evening for a $100 million loan for Meghalaya that is aimed at enhancing the employability of the state’s youth through improvements in secondary education and vocational skills training programs.

ADB is helping Nanning city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, to improve the quality of pre-school education and training programs for elderly health care services via a comprehensive vocational training system.

As part of their global effort to promote the importance of girls education and to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on 11 October 2013, Intel, Plan International, and ADB will screen the documentary film “Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World” at various community areas nationwide starting 11 October.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend Bangladesh $500 million to help finance a major overhaul of secondary education to meet the country's need for skilled, technology-savvy workers.

A new $100 million project funded by ADB will improve secondary education and vocational training in India’s Meghalaya state so students are better equipped to find high-quality jobs after graduation.

Keeping girls in school and improving their access to technical and vocational training is the focus of a three-day regional seminar being hosted by ADB and Government of People's Republic of China.

ADB's Sri Lanka Country Director, Rita O'Sullivan, and Secretary to the Treasury and Alternate Governor for Sri Lanka in ADB, P. B. Jayasundera, have signed an agreement for a $200 million loan to help the Government of Sri Lanka revamp its secondary school system to cut youth unemployment and meet the country's urgent need for a skilled workforce.