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14 декабря, 10:44

Natural Disasters Fund Helps Pakistan Reduce Vulnerability to Extreme Events

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A fund set up to finance up to 70% of the cost of natural disasters-resilient projects is helping Pakistan enhance its resilience and reduce its socioeconomic and fiscal vulnerability to earthquakes and extreme weather events. The Asian Development Bank assisted the Government of Pakistan set up the multi-donor National Disaster Management Fund with an initial contribution of $200 million. Pakistan is a disaster-prone country with earthquakes, frequent floods, and other disasters caused by climate change.

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10 декабря, 10:15

Safe Blood Transfusions for Mongolia's Patients

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The Asian Development Bank is helping Mongolia improve the safety of patients and health workers in hospitals, focusing on the safety of blood products, also known as hemovigilance. Under the $30 million project, new technologies and protocols have been introduced. These included the launch of a national blood transfusion center and its 21 branch blood banks nationwide, as well as the renovation and deployment of equipment for hospital sterilization and microbiology laboratories to prevent and control hospital-acquired infections. The initiative led to a three-fold increase of blood products in the national blood transfusion center, while at a national level the increase was five-fold.

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21 ноября, 04:54

Assisting Mongolia on its Path to Economic Recovery

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ADB’s assistance program to Mongolia is focusing on providing support for economic and social stability, connectivity and economic diversification, and tackling climate change, says ADB Country Director Yolanda Fernandez Lommen.

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19 ноября, 10:24

New Era of Water Abundance for Armenia's Rural and Urban Communities

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More than 12,000 utility customers in Armenia's heartland region of Ararat can now enjoy 24/7 water and sanitation services after years of hardship and sacrifice. The project, which was supported by the Asian Development Bank, improved water supply through the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure that had been badly neglected since Armenia's independence in 1991. This included the construction of a water network and a sewerage system, the installation of a water meter chambers, and the rehabilitation and construction of water supply reservoirs. Chlorination and pumping stations were also built.

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16 ноября, 11:49

Connecting Papua New Guinea through Reliable Transport Networks

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Papua New Guinea needs reliable national transport networks to unlock its economic potential. The majority of the country's population lives in rural or remote areas. Better connectivity will give them access to social services and places where new economic opportunities thrive. ADB is working with the government and its development partners to refurbish and build new roads, bridges, ports, and airports across Papua New Guinea. Working with ADB provides access to technical support, policy development, and concessional financing for long-term transport projects. "Connecting Papua New Guinea through Reliable Transport Networks" is the last installment in the Papua New Guinea-ADB partnership video series. The series presents ADB's contributions to the development of 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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15 ноября, 12:12

Pakistan's New Expressway Speeds Up Domestic Travel and Links the Country to Its Neighbors

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Pakistan’s new E-35 expressway, which links Islamabad to the north of the country, has shortened travel time and made trips safer. It also connects the country to Western and Central Asia. The Asian Development Bank and the United Kingdom Department for International Development funded the construction of this new expressway.

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15 ноября, 04:55

New Airport Terminal Puts Philippine City of Cebu on the International Tourism Map

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A new terminal building in the Mactan-Cebu airport, is helping the city of Cebu in the Philippines position itself as a domestic and international tourism hub. Covering an area of around 65,500 square meters, the world class facility hosts 26 airlines that fly to both international and domestic destinations. The new terminal aims to serve 11.2 million passengers by end of 2018. The construction of the new facility is part of a public-private partnership (PPP) program supported by the Asian Development Bank. PPPs are a major part of the Philippine government’s agenda, which advocates a “build, build, build” program under which major infrastructure projects are built to encourage investments, create jobs, and help people and goods move faster.

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13 ноября, 10:15

Working together to Diversify Tajikistan’s Economy

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As Tajikistan diversifies its economy, Tajikistan Country Director Pradeep Srivastava talks about how ADB is helping the Central Asian country achieve this by providing support to Tajikistan on various sectors from energy and infrastructure to vocational education and regional connectivity.

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09 ноября, 05:24

Development Follows the Road in Mongolia's Western Region

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A new road is now bringing economic growth and social development to a remote part of Mongolia. The Asian Development Bank provided $404 million for the construction of nearly 380 km of the road crossing the Western part of the country from north to south. The average vehicle speed was doubled to 80 km per hour, cutting down travel times dramatically, facilitating trade, trengthening Mongolia’s links with its neighboring countries, and also changing people’s lives for the better.

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02 ноября, 04:46

Plant Technology Upgrade Helps Stabilize Energy Supply in Tajikistan

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The Nurek hydropower plant is Tajikistan’s main source of power, producing around 60% of the nation’s electricity. The Asian Development Bank helped Tajikistan upgrade and modernize this vital infrastructure with a new state-of-the-art switchyard, providing a more reliable and stable energy supply that supports economic growth in the country and its neighbors.

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02 ноября, 04:12

Papua New Guinea's Drive For Long-Term Economic Growth

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Papua New Guinea needs a diverse economy and an enabling business environment to support long-term growth. ADB investments in Papua New Guinea support private sector activities and economic productivity. ADB’s Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, which is cofinanced by the governments of Australia and New Zealand, provides technical assistance for institutional and business law reforms. These efforts are helping businesses enter the formal economy, access finance to expand, compete fairly, and generate jobs and incomes. "Papua New Guinea's Drive For Long-Term Economic Growth" is the third installment in the PNG-ADB partnership video series. The series presents ADB's contributions to the development of 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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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.