In the Spotlight
With more stringent standards for the environment, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region (or Jing-Jin-Ji, as it is referred to in China) looks to improve air, water and soil quality, and coordinate better pollution control, monitoring and enforcement.
ADB targets economic management and infrastructure with a new $287 million assistance program for Mongolia.
ADB and India have signed an $80 million loan agreement to continue infrastructure development in Agartala and Aizawl, benefiting nearly a million people in the two cities.
ADB’s Vision of Livable Cities
Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in the Asia and Pacific region into safe, sustainable urban centers.