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EU, ADB co-host public-private partnership meeting

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Nov 19, 2020 - 23:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday co-hosted an international virtual meeting to discuss contribution of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) towards peace and prosperity in Afghanistan . In the...
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ADB OKs additional funding for agro project

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Oct 31, 2020 - 08:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a grant of $18.28 million in additional financing for the Panj–Amu River Basin Sector Project. The extra funding for the project, project seeking to boost agricultural productivity in...
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ADB triples COVID-19 response package to $20b

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Apr 13, 2020 - 16:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday tripled the size of its response to the coronavirus pandemic to $20 billion and approved measures to streamline its operations for quicker and more flexible delivery of assistance. The...
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Afghanistan's economic growth to remain sluggish: ADB

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Apr 03, 2020 - 12:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political uncertainty and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are expected to weigh on Afghanistan ’s economy in 2020, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asking Kabul to raise domestic revenue to reduce...
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ADB lends Afghanistan $4m for solar project

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May 29, 2019 - 08:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced providing Afghanistan a $4 million loan for a solar power project in Kandahar province. The ADB signed an agreement to the effect with the Barakat Kandahar Solar Energy (BKSE) -- a...
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ADB hands over ‘Afghan GeoPortal’ to Kabul

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Feb 02, 2019 - 19:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) handed the completed Afghan GeoPortal over to the Government of Afghanistan at a ceremony in Kabul on Saturday. The portal, launched in March 2018, provides accurate and comprehensive geospatial data...
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ADB provides $75 grant for Afghanistan’s agriculture development

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Oct 31, 2018 - 13:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million grant to help in the development of horticulture value chains in Afghanistan , empowering farmers, crop producers, as well as agriculture enterprises to become major...
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Growth in Afghanistan needs private investment: ADB

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Apr 11, 2018 - 21:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ’s economic growth to remain at moderate 2.5 percent in 2018 and 2019 due to the challenging security and political situations in the country, a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released on Wednesday said. The ADB...
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ADB renews Afghan infrastructure uplift pledge

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Oct 06, 2017 - 00:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Afghanistan 's infrastructure development and reform priorities. ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang, at meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and Minister of...
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ADB appoints new country director for Afghanistan

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Aug 10, 2017 - 14:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Samuel Tumiwa as new country director for Afghanistan , the Manila-based financial institution said on Thursday. In a statement, Sean O’Sullivan, director general for Central and West...
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ADB backs ancient Silk Road’s rehabilitation

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May 15, 2017 - 22:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said it supports the revival of the ancient Silk Road as part of China’s One Belt One Road initiative.
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ADB to pursue 5 priorities under long-term strategy

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May 08, 2017 - 10:16
YOKOHAMA (Pajhwok): The 50 th Board of Governors Conference of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) ended on Monday, with a promise to consider five priorities as part of a long-term strategy of the institution. After several meetings, conferences,...
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ADB’s 50-year history book launched

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May 04, 2017 - 20:26
YOKOHAMA (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank or ADB on Thursday launched a book on the bank’s 50-year history “Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the Asian Development Bank”, at ADB's 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of...
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ADB operations hit record $31.5b in 2016

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Jan 15, 2017 - 12:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Sunday said its operations for Asia and the Pacific reached an all-time high of $31.5 billion in 2016, The Manila-headquartered bank said its operations in the outgoing year went up by 17% from $26.9...
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Afghan infrastructure sustainability warrants attention: ADB

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Oct 06, 2016 - 17:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting infrastructure development in Afghanistan and stressed the importance of improved project implementation to enhance development impact in the country...
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ADB vows $858m new grant aid to Afghanistan

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Nov 01, 2015 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has secured Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s new grant assistance commitment for Afghanistan ’s infrastructure building, the ministry said in a statement.
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ADB vice president assures Kabul of sustained support

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Aug 11, 2015 - 17:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wencai Zhang, vice president of Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday reaffirmed that the ADB would remain a reliable partner to Afghanistan and assured Bank’s continued support and engagement in the country for many years to come.
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