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17 октября, 09:34

South Sumatra's Geothermal Power Project Supports Rural Women's Livelihood

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Rantau Dedap geothermal power project in South Sumatra, Indonesia is expected to generate more than 90 MW of electricity, which will power up to 130,000 homes and avoid over 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year by 2021. The power project also supports livelihood improvement of local communities in the project area, especially for women. Tunggul Bute's Family Welfare Organization is one of the recipients of these efforts. Women are provided with training and access to technology expanding their coffee production and increasing their incomes. One of ADB's priorities in promoting gender equality is ensuring that women are given opportunities through its climate change financing investments. Recently, ADB, with additional financing from Climate Investment Funds, committed approximately $175.3 million with private sector partner PT Supreme Energy Rantau Dedap to help finance the second phase of the company's geothermal power project. Rantau Dedap geothermal power project is part of ADB's continued efforts to scale up private sector-led infrastructure development and support clean energy investments in the Asia and Pacific region.

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25 сентября, 10:34

ADB’s Country Partnership Strategy for the Philippines 2018-2023

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A new 6-year country partnership strategy (CPS) maps out ADB’s support to the Philippine government in achieving its twin goals of becoming an upper-middle income country and reducing poverty incidence to 14 per cent of the population by 2022. Aligned with ADB’s Strategy 2030, the CPS and its ensuing programs and projects will focus on investing in infrastructure, local economies, and the Filipino people.

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21 сентября, 12:18

Expanding Access to Health Care in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) has the highest maternal and child mortality rates and lowest life expectancy among Pacific island countries. With about 85% of its population living in rural and often remote areas, providing access to quality health care is a major challenge. The government is implementing health sector reforms and investing to expand access to health services. Working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Australia, PNG is upgrading rural health facilities, training health workers, and rolling out an electronic health information system. "Expanding Access to Health Care in Papua New Guinea" is the second installment in the PNG-ADB partnership video series. The series presents ADB's contributions to the development of the Papua New Guinea's energy, health, and transport sectors, as well as its drive for financial inclusion and private sector-led development. ADB and Papua New Guinea have been working together since 1971. And the partnership continues to grow.

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13 сентября, 04:41

Training Tajikistan's Youth for Tomorrow's Jobs

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The Asian Development Bank is helping Tajikistan to improve its technical and vocational education system, making it more responsive to labor market needs. The Tajikistan Energy Institute is among the facilities upgraded under the project. The reformed institute is now preparing students for a career in the country’s growing clean energy sector.

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11 сентября, 13:33

New ADB Policy Aims to Modernize Procurement

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ADB takes a principles-based and less prescriptive approach for procurement in development projects. Importantly, this approach promotes value for money by considering factors other than cost such as efficiency and quality in implementing this new framework.

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04 сентября, 09:23

ADB's Strategy 2030: Responding to a Changing Asia and the Pacific

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Strategy 2030 sets the course for ADB’s efforts to respond effectively to the Asia and Pacific region’s changing needs. Building on 50 years of strong development partnerships, ADB will sustain its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and continue to work for an Asia and the Pacific that is prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable.

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03 сентября, 04:57

Hybrid Solar-Wind Energy System Brings Electricity to Pakistan Rural Areas

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The remote villages of Wagdal and Peera in Pakistan's Punjab now have electricity thanks to a clean energy system installed with ADB support. Residents were trained to operate and maintain the facility, ensuring its long-term sustainability.

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29 августа, 04:53

Meeting Indonesia's Changing Development Needs

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Indonesia's development needs and strategy are evolving as it gears up to become a high-income country. The Asian Development Bank is responding to these changes through an assistance program focusing on infrastructure, human capital development, and economic governance, says ADB's Indonesia Country Director Winfried Wicklein. Indonesia is Southeast Asia's largest economy and the 16th largest in the world. Rapid economic growth over the past decade has helped lift more than 10 million Indonesians out of poverty. As Indonesia gears up to become a high-income country, assistance from the Asian Development Bank is adapting to the country’s changing needs. Indonesia Country Director Winfried Wicklein shares ADB's partnership and development strategy with Indonesia.

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23 августа, 12:53

Power Substation Helps Tajikistan Light up Homes in the Country

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A modern, fully automated, and reliable substation built 160 km south the capital city of Dushanbe distributes power 24/7 to over 300,000 households, helping Tajikistan achieve its goal of lighting up all homes in the country. The Asian Development Bank is helping Tajikistan expand and modernize its energy infrastructure, boosting energy trade with neighboring countries and meeting winter energy shortages.

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20 августа, 04:54

New Energy Grid, Transmission Investments are Lighting up Papua New Guinea

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Only about 12% of Papua New Guinea’s population is connected to the electricity grid. This limits economic opportunities and affects delivery of social services, particularly in the education and health sectors. By 2030 the government targets 70% electrification. ADB is supporting the government’s energy program with $238 million of ongoing investments. Projects are scaling up renewable energy development and expanding transmission and distribution networks. With additional support from the governments of Japan and New Zealand, these projects are bringing power to new areas, helping lower electricity costs, and meeting power demand across Papua New Guinea. "Lighting Up Papua New Guinea" is the first in a new video series on the PNG-ADB partnership. Future videos will explore the health and transport sectors, as well as support for private sector development for inclusive growth. ADB and Papua New Guinea have been working together since 1971. And the partnership continues to grow.

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17 августа, 12:13

How ADB Supports Development in Pacific Island Countries

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ADB's James Lynch explains how Pacific island countries can reduce costs, manage risk, and create value to address the unique set of challenges and opportunities they face.

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07 августа, 05:22

Upgraded Tajikistan Road Drives Regional Cooperation and Trade in Central Asia

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The Asian Development Bank assisted Tajikistan in upgrading the Dushanbe-Tursunzade road, which is part of the CAREC Corridor 3 that spans almost 7,000 kilometers from the Russian Federation in the north to the Persian Gulf in the south. The improved road in Tajikistan connects the country to its neighbors and opens up opportunities for trade and commerce.