In the Spotlight
Passengers enjoy comfort and amenities on a new train funded by ADB as part of a $200 million project to boost key rail corridors in Bangladesh.
Upgrading Pakistan’s transport network will boost regional trade flows, and allow Pakistan to benefit from its position as a transit artery for goods passing through its Arabian seaports on the way to other countries in South and Central Asia, and to the People’s Republic of China.
The Malolos-Clark Railway Project, part of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), will be ADB’s biggest project in the Philippines and will cut travel time from Clark to Metro Manila to less than 1 hour from the current two- to three-hour travel by bus.
Maritime trade is the backbone of Fiji’s economy as imports and exports accounted for 62% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2017. ADB contributed a $16.8 million loan to upgrade Fiji's ports, making them safer and more efficient.