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22 Dec 2003 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (22 December 2003) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$20 million grant, funded by the Government of Japan, to rehabilitate priority roads in northern Afghanistan.

The grant, from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), will be used to rehabilitate 112 kilometers of the ring road in northern Afghanistan, including 57 km of the Khulum-Naibabad-Mazar-i-Sharif-Balkh road, and 55 km of the Naibabad-Hairatan international road link with Uzbekistan.

The JFPR was set up in 2000 with an initial contribution of =A510 billion (about US$90 million), …

03 Jun 2003 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (3 June 2003) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to extend US$610 million in assistance to Afghanistan during the three-year period 2003-2005, according to its Country Strategy and Program (CSP) Update endorsed today.

The assistance will fund priority interventions identified by the Government, including the rehabilitation of key infrastructure and natural resources, and the promotion of policy and institutional reforms.

Immediately after endorsing the CSP, ADB approved, …

03 Jun 2003 description

News Release No. 074/03

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (3 June 2003) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a concessional loan of US$150 million equivalent to Afghanistan to help restore key infrastructure in its shattered road, electric power, and gas sectors.

The urgently needed repairs to be undertaken under the Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project will promote trade, growth, and poverty reduction.

30 Apr 2003 description

South Asia Department

Principal Author: Jouko Sarvi
Supervisors: Frank Polman, Edward Haugh

28 Apr 2003 description

News Release No. 047/03

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (28 APRIL 2003) - The economy of Afghanistan is likely to surge ahead in 2003 and 2004, provided the security situation improves and international support to reconstruction is maintained, according to a major Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released today.

The Asian Development Outlook (ADO), an annual ADB publication that looks at economic trends in the Asia and the Pacific region, does not include an official growth forecast for Afghanistan, as economic statistics for the country are virtually non-existent.

22 Feb 2003 description

TOKYO, JAPAN (22 February, 2003) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to provide about US$200 million in financial assistance for the reconstruction of Afghanistan this year, said Mr. Jungsoo Lee, Resident Director, ADB's Japan Representative Office.

30 Jan 2003 description

This report provides a preliminary look at Afghanistan's environment, including an environmental policy and institutional framework; and provides the basis for coordinated action to address high priority environmental concerns in Afghanistan. Topics covered include

  • forestry
  • biodiversity and protected areas
  • water resources
  • rangelands
  • the impact of returning refugees and internally displaced persons on rural and urban areas.