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ADB operations in Myanmar address the strategic areas of infrastructure connectivity, human capital and skills development, and structural and institutional reform to improve the inclusiveness of the country's economic growth.

05 Dec 2020 | News from Country Offices

$171 Million ADB Loan to Help Expand Electricity Access in Myanmar

ADB has approved a $171.27 million loan to help Myanmar construct 44 medium-voltage substations and 1,006 kilometers of distribution lines across Kayin state and the Ayeyarwady, east Bago, and Magway regions.

29 Oct 2020 | News from Country Offices

$484 Million ADB Loan to Fund New GMS Expressway in Myanmar

ADB has approved a $483.8 million loan to build a 64-km expressway connecting the capital of Bago region and the township of Kyaikto in Mon state in Myanmar and support economic development along the GMS East–West...

22 Oct 2020 | News Release

MSMEs Key to Southeast Asia's Post-COVID-19 Recovery — ADB

Strengthening the dynamics of MSMEs with innovation and internationalization will be key to revitalizing Southeast Asian economies devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from ADB.

21 Oct 2020 | News Release

ADB Urges Southeast Asian Countries to Close Digital Divide, Promote Equitable Growth Amid COVID-19

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa today urged Southeast Asian countries to expand investments in digital infrastructure and ensure equitable access to technology as economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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02 Dec 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Southeast Asia needs high-performing public sector to beat COVID-19

To respond to the challenges of the pandemic and deliver services effectively, a professional civil service needs to build the values, culture and skills required to respond to complex demands and challenges.

01 Dec 2020 | Speech

Southeast Asia Symposium on Domestic Resource Mobilization for COVID-19 Economic Recovery - Ahmed Saeed

Welcome remarks by Ahmed M. Saeed, ADB Vice-President, Operations 2, at Southeast Asia Symposium on Domestic Resource Mobilization for COVID-19 Economic Recovery, 1 December 2020

20 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

RCEP is a gargantuan trade deal but will economies be able to make the most of it?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 nations and 2.2 billion people into a trade partnership. It also offers broad economic and societal benefits that go beyond imports and exports.

18 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Coping with the pandemic in South Asia by making it easier to trade

The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.

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