ADB assists member countries in developing Asia to building transport infrastructure and services which contribute towards low-carbon, safe, accessible, and affordable transport systems.
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.
Out of an estimated 1.18 million deaths and millions of injuries globally each year due to road accidents, 60% occur in Asia.
About 44 million people are being added to Asia's urban population every year, equivalent to 120,000 people a day.
Asia’s motorized transport emissions have become a significant contributor to the global problem of greenhouse gas emissions that leads to climate change.
As part of ADB’s support for regional economic integration, transport has a critical role to play in enabling growth in trade.