Asia’s ability to keep food prices in check and ensure long-term regional food security will require the region’s farm to market supply chains to become more efficient and cost-effective, says a ne

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has planned Mass Transit System for Peshawar under technical assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide quality transport service to people of the city.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) today cautioned that worsening global financial situation will have severe consequences for emerging economies like India and China.

"This global slump (in US, Euro area and Japan) will have a serious slump on the region's major economies, particularly on India and China" ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said at a FICCI seminar here.

The Union Government on Thursday signed an agreement for a $100-million loan with Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the second tranche of Uttarakhand’s urban sector development investment programme.

According to an official release here, the loan assistance will support rehabilitation and expansion of basic urban infrastructure in five major urban towns of the State and ensure sustainable municipal service delivery.

France will provide $45 million for the construction of a 20-kilometre bus route between Gazipur and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, for enhanced road connectivity.

Unable to find a concrete solution to curb the recurring fatal road accidents, which have claimed 4,500 lives in the last four years, the Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department has decided to approach the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for improving the conditions of roads in hilly areas of the state.

The Transport Department has also decided to minutely look into the functioning and performance of the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs), Assistant Regional Transport Officers (ARTOs) and other officials concerned. The department has decided to penalise them for their laxity or negligence.

The Council of Common Interests (CCI) approved on Wednesday a new 600MW power project at Jamshoro.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 'School Feeding Programmes in Poverty Stricken Areas' project incorporating the provision of supplying nutritiou

PHE, ERA to be implementing agencies

JAMMU: Rs 600 crore ambitious water supply scheme for Jammu is on anvil and the Summary Appraisal Report (SAR) of it is under process. According to highly placed sources, under the new scheme, the piped water from river Chenab will be brought to Jammu for catering to the needs of the people of the city and its suburban areas.

The Asian Development Bank has extended a $275 million loan to China to help its bus operators shift their fleets to cleaner fuel, a move that is seen to reduce the growing air pollution in Chinese