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ADB brings its work in the Pacific to life in new publication

April 25, 2019 12:15 pm

The Asian Development Bank have launched a stunning pictorial publication illustrating the depth and expertise of its work in the Pacific islands.

The publication, ‘ADB Operations in the Pacific’, profiles dozens of ADB’s most important and successful projects with developing member countries in the sub-region.

Among the countries is Fiji which will next week host ADB’s Annual Meeting for the first time.

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ADB Director General for the Pacific Carmela Locsin says the beautifully rendered publication gives a dramatic and vivid visual representation of some of ADB’s most successful work in the Pacific.

She says these are projects that are going a long way toward improving the lives of people in the Pacific—from climate-proofed roads to clean water infrastructure, from vaccine programs to expanded internet access.

They are projects the DG Pacific says that are the fruits of the strong relationships ADB enjoys with development partners as well as the 15 developing member countries in the Pacific.
Meanwhile, the ADB’s annual Governors Meeting will be held in Nadi from the 1st to the 5th of May.

The meeting will be opened by ADB President Takehiko Nakao and will discuss a range of regional priorities facing countries in the Pacific.

The ADB Operations in the Pacific publication is comprised of photographs taken by ADB’s staff photographers and comprises a series of two-page chapters analyzing ADB’s work in such fields as transport, energy, gender, education, climate change and disaster risk management, information and communication technology, and private sector development.

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

In 2018, it made commitments of new loans and grants amounting to $21.6 billion.

Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

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