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3 March 2023

ADB Signs Loan for First Cross-Border Wind Power Project in Asia, First Plant in Lao PDR and Largest in Southeast Asia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Monsoon Wind Power Company Limited (Monsoon) signed a $ 692.55 million nonrecourse project financing package to build a 600-megawatt wind power plant in Sekong and Attapeu provinces in the southern region of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) to export and sell power to neighboring Viet Nam.

20 February 2023

Improving Food Safety in Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in Viet Nam

Fruit and vegetables are essential for good health and generate income for millions of smallholder farmers and other value chain actors in Viet Nam. However, consumers tend to reduce intake as they are concerned about food safety. They are mostly worried about pesticide contamination. Many fruits and vegetables in the country are produced with high usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides./p>

6 February 2023

Ensuring Health and Safety in Lao PDR’s Empire Water

With 70 brands of drinking water distributed in four provinces in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)—Vientiane Capital, Vientiane Province, Louangphabang, and Bolikhamxai—the private company Empire Water relies on its reputation of safety in producing and supplying quality bottled water to establishments, including hotels and restaurants.  

31 January 2023

Raising Food Standards for Cross-Border Trade in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Ensuring food is safe to eat is a public good. People’s health depends on it, and so does the health of economies. People and countries won’t buy food if they are not certain it’s safe, but they’ll often buy more of it when they can be sure that it is.

31 Dec 2022

ADB Strengthens Cooperation with ASEAN on Disaster Risk Management

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a grant of $1.3 million to advance disaster risk management in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through technical assistance (TA). The TA will support the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Work Programme, 2021–2025, which will strengthen regional cooperation on understanding, reducing, and managing transboundary risks.

31 Dec 2022

ADB to Help Diversify Cambodia’s Economy, Boost Competitiveness

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $50 million policy-based loan under subprogram 1 of the Trade and Competitiveness Program to support the Government of Cambodia to diversify the country’s economy and boost its global competitiveness.

31 Dec 2022

ADB Provides Landmark Assistance to Cambodia’s Marine Fisheries Sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million financing package to boost the climate resilience and sustainability of coastal and marine fisheries in Cambodia.

31 Dec 2022

ADB Supporting Cambodia’s Energy Transition Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a sector development program that combines a $50 million policy-based loan package with $23 million in project investments to support the energy transition of Cambodia. The Energy Transition Sector Development Program includes ADB’s first comprehensive policy reform package for the energy sector in Cambodia.