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20 декабря 2017, 09:31

Stoking Uzbekistan's Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Uzbekistan is helping rural businesses, especially those run by women, to access finance more easily. ADB is supporting the initiative with a $50 million loan. Through local banks Hamkorbank and Ipak Yuli Bank, more than 500 small and medium enterprises were given a financial lifeline, while 8,700 individual clients received financial literacy support. More on... Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development Project: http://www.adb.org/projects/42007-014/main ADB's work in Uzbekistan: http://www.adb.org/countries/uzbekistan/main

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19 декабря 2017, 11:39

Building the Bhutan-ADB Partnership

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ADB Country Director Kanokpan Lao-Araya explains how ADB works with Bhutan to support its development and its unique goal of gross national happiness. More on ADB's work in Bhutan: http://www.adb.org/news/videos/building-bhutan-adb-partnership

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19 декабря 2017, 11:31

Connecting Rajasthan's Solar Power to India's National Grid

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A fast-growing solar power industry in India's Rajasthan will soon be transmitting up to 8,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid. The Government of India, the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Technology Fund are supporting this effort through the $800 million Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program, which is also providing livelihood opportunities for local communities. More on... Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program: http://www.adb.org/projects/45224-002/main ADB's work in India: http://www.adb.org/countries/india/main ADB's focus on energy: http://www.adb.org/sectors/energy/main

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15 декабря 2017, 06:53

Roadworks Pave the Way for a Tourism Boom in Georgia’s Old Capital

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Roads were re-tarmacked, sidewalks fixed, and a storm water drainage system built in the Georgian city of Mtskheta, north of the capital Tbilisi. The refurbished roads have made it easier for tourists to reach the city’s historical monuments, giving the local economy a much-needed boost. This project was part of an effort to improve municipal services in Georgian towns, which ADB supported with loans totaling $70 million. More on... Municipal Services Development Project: http://www.adb.org/projects/41198-013/main ADB's work in Georgia: http://www.adb.org/countries/georgia/main

12 декабря 2017, 03:55

First India-Bangladesh Power Interconnection Feeds Greater Access to Electricity

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As demand for electricity rises in Bangladesh, the country’s first cross-border connection with India is helping address gaps in energy-poor areas and bring economic benefits to both sides of the border. 500 megawatts of power now flow into Bangladesh through its electrical grid interconnection with India. The Asian Development Bank is supporting a second regional project, to be developed under the framework of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation, or SASEC, program to add an additional 500 megawatts of power from India to Bangladesh. More on: Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: http://www.adb.org/projects/44192-013/main ADB's work in India: http://www.adb.org/countries/india/main ADB's work in Bangladesh: http://www.adb.org/countries/bangladesh/main ADB's focus on energy: http://www.adb.org/sectors/energy/main

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04 декабря 2017, 07:16

Helping Finance Flow to Micro and Small Business Owners

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ADB uses credit enhancement products to promote private sector financing for lending to micro and small business owners. In India, the Regional Microfinance Risk Participation and Guarantee Program works with banks to provide local currency financing to microfinance institutions. That means more micro borrowers, mainly rural women, are able to set up and expand their businesses. More on... The Regional Microfinance Risk Participation and Guarantee Program: https://www.adb.org/site/private-sector-financing/microfinance-program ADB's focus on microfinance: https://www.adb.org/sectors/finance/microfinance

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24 ноября 2017, 05:57

Nepal's Highland Areas Jump to New Highs with Agribusiness Support

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Rural communities in Nepal's highland areas are receiving financial support to cultivate high value crops and rear livestock, as well as advice on entering agricultural value chains to reach profitable markets. The High Mountain and Livelihood Improvement Project, known as HIMALI, has financed 648 agribusinesses and created more than 8,600 jobs in some of Nepal's poorest highland areas. The Asian Development Bank is supporting HIMALI with a $20 million grant. More on... High Mountain Agribusiness and Livelihood Improvement (HIMALI) Project: http://www.adb.org/projects/37292-012/main ADB's work in Nepal: http://www.adb.org/countries/nepal/main

14 ноября 2017, 08:49

Financing for Philippines' Geothermal Future

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The Philippines is a geothermal hotspot. Developing this natural resource will help meet the country's growing demand for power with low-carbon energy and reduce fuel imports. The Tiwi and MakBan Geothermal Power Green Bonds Project, the first green bond issue in the Philippines, is helping AP Renewables Inc. refinance its capital expenditure and ongoing operations and maintenance at Tiwi and Makiling-Banahaw, the 7th and 4th largest geothermal facilities in the world. Considered a landmark transaction, this new financing mechanism offers an alternative to bank financing and seeks to expand private sector interest in long-term investments for renewable energy development. More on... Tiwi and MakBan Geothermal Power Green Bonds Project: https://www.adb.org/projects/48423-001/main ADB's work in the Philippines: https://www.adb.org/countries/philippines/main

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13 ноября 2017, 04:09

Harnessing Financial Technology for Development and Growth

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One of the organizers of a recent ADB conference on financial technology, Lotte Schou-Zibell, talks about what needs to happen in the region to unlock the economic potential of financial technology for poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific. More on the 2nd Asia Finance Forum: https://www.adb.org/news/events/2nd-asia-finance-forum-fintech-and-sustainable-development

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09 ноября 2017, 11:28

ADB in Mongolia

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The Asian Development Bank has been Mongolia’s largest development partner for more than 25 years. Find out how we’ve been working together with the Government of Mongolia to improve people’s lives. More on ADB's work in Mongolia: https://www.adb.org/countries/mongolia/main

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02 ноября 2017, 11:44

Kobuleti Bypass Diverts Heavy Traffic from Georgia's Holiday Hotspot

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Wedged in the heart of the ancient Caucasus region, Georgia is expanding its road network to promote domestic and regional trade. ADB is helping finance the construction of a bypass road to divert heavy traffic from the seaside resort town of Kobuleti, and provide an additional boost to the tourism boom along the country's Black Sea coast. More on... Road Corridor Investment Program in Georgia: https://www.adb.org/projects/41122-023/main ADB's work in Georgia: https://www.adb.org/countries/georgia/main ADB's focus on transport: https://www.adb.org/sectors/transport/main

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24 октября 2017, 06:34

Joona Selin, Executive Director of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

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Thinking of working with ADB in Asia and the Pacific but concerned the business culture may be too challenging? Joona Selin, Executive Director of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines has some advice for companies keen to make the move to the region.