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The approval has been made for the final phase of financial support to complete the rehabilitation of Toktogul hydropower plant which will increase reliability of national and regional power systems in Kyrgyz Republic.
ADB has raised over $820 million of clean energy bonds since 2010, and has invested $2.5 billion in clean energy across Asia and the Pacific in 2015.
Loan will help Pakistan fund the staged rehabilitation and expansion of its transmission network, increasing transmission capacity and energy efficiency and security. It will also support government efforts to develop a more transparent and efficient power sector by promoting reforms.
Power generation and transmission systems are being upgraded throughout the Pacific.
Energy demand is projected to almost double in the Asia and Pacific region by 2030. There is an urgent need for innovative ways to generate power in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable manner. Compounding the problem is widespread energy poverty across Asia, with almost a billion people still without access to electricity.
What energy issues and trends have identified as priorities in developing Asia and the Pacific in order to achieve access to clean energy for all?