Kacific1, built with financing from ADB and its Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund, is a next generation satellite that is providing affordable internet connections to remote and far-flung communities in the Asia and Pacific region.
The Government of Mongolia and ADB are implementing a $570.1 million project, including about $410 million in private sector investment, to turn Ulaanbaatar’s ger areas into affordable, low-carbon, climate-resilient, and livable eco-districts.
Through a partnership between ADB and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, the Community-based Irrigation and Development Project trained 630 farmers to rehabilitate, upgrade, and maintain 175 small-scale and medium-scale traditional irrigation schemes covering about 38,850 hectares, benefiting more than 180,000 households.
With over 600 islands spanning a total sea area of 3.1 million square kilometers and 65% of its population lives in coastal areas, Papua New Guinea (PNG) relies heavily on its network of coastal shipping services.
Agriculture plays a key role in Nepal’s economy, contributing 27% of gross domestic product in 2019, engaging 55% of the country’s working age population (above 15 years) in subsistence agriculture. However, Nepal’s agriculture sector suffers from low productivity, one of the main reasons being insufficient irrigation and heavy dependence on the monsoon rain.
In the People’s Republic of China’s Yangtze River Economic Belt, a new programmatic approach has been adopted to achieve water security and green development, and increased resilience of the environment and people.