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14 Jan 2005
ADB President Tadao Chino will visit Sri Lanka from 15 to 16 January to meet the President and Prime Minister and visit tsunami-affected areas.
13 Jan 2005
The wall of water that ripped across southern Asia last month, killing more than 150,000, could throw nearly 2 million additional people into poverty, according to a report released today by ADB.
11 Jan 2005
ADB and World Bank announced today that they have received a request from the Government of India to consider providing assistance for reconstruction and rehabilitation work in the wake of the December tsunami disaster.
11 Jan 2005
Japan is to provide an additional US$20 million through its trust funds at ADB to support relief measures in areas devastated by the December earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese Minister of Finance, Sadakazu Tanigaki, announced today.
11 Jan 2005
The day after the tsunami rendered impassable the main southern road between Bentota and Matara, a Japanese contractor working on an ADB project diverted its resources to clearing the vital highway and allowing aid relief to reach affected areas more quickly.
8 Jan 2005
Addressing a press conference today in Banda Aceh, ADB President Tadao Chino stated, "I am deeply overwhelmed by the pain and suffering and devastation that I saw during the Aceh visit." He said Aceh is the worst hit province by the earthquake and tsunami tidal wave.
7 Jan 2005
ADB and its development partners will tomorrow begin sending out teams of experts to assess the extent of damage brought about by the tsunami, a process that will lead to a plan for reconstruction in Indonesia, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. ADB has pledged up to $675 million to help reconstruction efforts in the three countries.
6 Jan 2005
ADB is now prepared to provide an additional $500 million in support for three of the countries affected by the December earthquake and tsunami disaster, President Tadao Chino told the ASEAN Leaders' Special Meeting today.
6 Jan 2005
ADB and the Government of Indonesia yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the framework for ADB's emergency assistance to the country following the tsunami disaster on 26 December.
3 Jan 2005
ADB announced that up to $325 million will be made immediately available in response to requests from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives to help finance priority reconstruction and rehabilitation work following the tsunami disaster on Sunday.