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Transport

Developing Asia will need to invest $1.7 trillion per year until 2030, if the region is to maintain growth, tackle poverty, and respond effectively to climate change. ADB is working throughout the region to promote safe, accessible, and green transport infrastructure and services.

  • Developing Asia needs $1.7 billion a year fro infrastructure if the region is to maintain growth and tackle climate change. More than 30% of that needs to be in transport.
     

    Developing Asia needs $1.7 billion a year for infrastructure if the region is to maintain growth and tackle climate change. More than 30% of that needs to be in transport.

  • Reducing urban vehicle numbers by promoting green public transport in Asia's expanding cities is critical.
     

    Reducing urban vehicle numbers by promoting green public transport in Asia's expanding cities is critical.

  • Seamless regional transport network are enormously important drivers of economic growth, and employment.
     

    Seamless regional transport network are enormously important drivers of economic growth, and employment.

  • Asia and the Pacific infrastructure needs,
    2016-2030

    Climate adjusted investment in transport accounts for 32% of what the region needs up to 2030.

  • Total transport CO2 emissions,
    2018

    While Asia’s cities generate around 80% of the region’s economic growth, urban vehicle numbers are currently doubling every six years, a major source of greenhouse gases and congestion.

  • Road connectivity index scores,
    2019

    Transport has a critical role to play in regional economic integration.

Transport has a key role to play in each of the seven operational priorities for ADB under its Strategy 2030. ADB aims to provide access and mobility for both people and goods, while promoting efficient and effective transport systems that reduce travel times and costs. The bank aims to minimize the negative social and environmental impacts of transport wherever possible. ADB understands that transport plays a key role in enabling continued economic and social development in the region.


Our Impact

Results delivered in 2021 from ADB projects.

0 million

People benefitting from improved
urban service, including transport

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Transport and ICT connectivity assets
established or improved

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Farmers with improved market access