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Apr 2015ADB Assistance Works: Just Ask Afghan Road Users
Millions have benefited from roads built or upgraded by ADB between 2011 and 2014.
Mar 2014Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund receives boost from donors
The Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund is managed by the ADB and is helping to build and run infrastructure to promote security and drive development. The governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan are providing an additional $286 million to the fund.
Mar 2014Can One Country's Electricity Surplus Be Another Country's Gain?
A new electricity transmission system, to connect the countries of Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan, called CASA-1000, would help make the most efficient use of clean hydropower resources in the Central Asia by enabling them to transfer and sell their electricity surplus during the summer months to the deficient countries in South Asia.
VideoEnergyAFG, KGZ, PAK, TAJWorld Bank
Jun 2013Linking Afghanistan to the World
Since 2005, a total of $2.6 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Afghanistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationAFGCAREC
Jul 2012Afghanistan: The Next Decade and Beyond
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided nearly $2.9 billion in concessional loans, grants, and technical assistance since ADB's operations resumed in Afghanistan in 2002. ADB hopes to improve the lives of millions of people, by 2020.
PhotoEconomy, Transport, EnergyAFGADB
Mar 2011Infrastructure Essential for Afghanistan's Security - ADB
Juan Miranda, Director General of ADB’s Central and West Asia Department, discusses why infrastructure is essential for Afghanistan’s security and development.
VideoTransport, EnergyAFGADB
Jan 2011Asian Development Bank to Fund Completion of Afghanistan Ring Road
Work on last remaining section of Afghanistan's 2,700-kilometer Ring Road is set to begin soon thanks to a $340 million grant from ADB.
Jun 2010New Afghanistan Rail Line Speeds Flow of Humanitarian Aid
ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda has inaugurated a 75-kilometer stretch of railway connecting the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif to the country's northern border, providing a vital humanitarian lifeline for the country.
May 2010Lifeline for Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, ADB is supporting the construction of a 75 km railway linking Hairatan, on the border with Uzbekistan, to Mazare-e-Sharif, Afghanistan's second largest city. The railway will provide a vital lifeline for Afghanistan.
Aug 2009Energy is Life: A Steady Supply of Electricity is Changing Lives in Afghanistan
After more than three decades of conflict, much of Afghanistan's power transmission and distribution infrastructure was destroyed. Bringing reliable electricity to the people of Afghanistan is a key component of the ADB's strategy to support Afghanistan's reconstruction and development.
Aug 2009Kabul Lights Up - ADB
For the first time in more than a generation, many of Kabul, Afghanistan's 4 million people are enjoying the benefits of electricity. In January 2009, power began to flow into Kabul along an ADB-funded transmission line running from neighboring Uzbekistan.
Aug 2009Bringing Electricity to Afghanistan - Juan Miranda, ADB
Juan Miranda, Director General of ADB's Central and West Asia Department, talks about ADB's role in bringing electricity to Afghanistan.
Aug 2009Mr. Ahmed Wali Shairzay, Deputy Energy Minister of Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Deputy Energy Minister, Mr. Ahmed Wali Shairzay, talks on the economic value and social benefits of bringing new electricity supply into Kabul.
Jun 2008Afghanistan's Ring Road - ADB
An interview of Juan Miranda, Director General, Central and West Asia Department on building the last remaining link of an all-weather road connecting Afghanistan's major cities.
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