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Electric vehicle adoption into the public transport sector is apowerful game changer that can help to cut emissions at densely populated urban centres right across the region.

ADB, BANPU Sign 2.4 Billion Thai Baht Deal to Support Electric Tuktuks in Thailand and Battery Production in PRC

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and BANPU Public Company Limited signed a 2.4 billion baht loan to support the financing of 1,500 six-seater electric tuktuks (e-tuktuks) and related charging stations for micro-scale transit services in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The main water control facility of the Damnak Chheukrom Mega Irrigation System in Pursat, Cambodia. Photo: Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology via ADB

Case Study: GMS Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project

The Greater Mekong Subregion Flood and Drought Risk Management and Mitigation Project was approved by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in December 2012 to support the Government of Cambodia in undertaking measures to prepare for and manage disaster risks linked to floods and droughts. Completed in February 2022, the project supported the rehabilitation of the Damnak Chheukrom Mega Irrigation System.

ADB-financed GMS Project to Strengthen Urban and Tourism Infrastructure, Enhance Women’s Opportunities in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support the sustainable, inclusive, and resilient urban development of Luang Prabang, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), with financing worth $35 million via a concessional loan and a $10 million grant. The project is set to (i) improve the quality and coverage of urban infrastructure and services, (ii) strengthen institutions and capacity to foster climate and disaster resilient development pathways, (iii) promote inclusive and gender-responsive urban planning, and (iv) enhance women's leadership and economic empowerment. The Government of Lao PDR will complement the financing with in-kind contributions to support counterpart salaries and office facilities

Results of ADB-supported projects and programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic, 2017-2023

During the period 2017–2020, extended to 2023, ADB operations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) focused on (i) improving physical connectivity to catalyze private sector investment in the economy to generate employment and income, (ii) developing skills that support growth in the non-resource sectors and improving access to health services to enhance labor productivity, and (iii) ensuring sustainable natural resource management and climate resilience. Gender equity and governance were crosscutting themes.