Video - Innovative Project Management and Coordination Speed Up Afghanistan Railway Project

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Video - Innovative Project Management and Coordination Speed Up Afghanistan Railway Project

A new railway connecting Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, a project supported by the Asian Development Bank, has increased the reliability and efficiency of Afghanistan's trade routes, lowered cost of goods, and linked the country to new business opportunities in Asia and Europe. Effective project management ensured that railway construction took less than a year, and operations started soon after.

Video - Flexibility Fixes Land Acquisition, Payment Concerns in Bangladesh

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Video - Flexibility Fixes Land Acquisition, Payment Concerns in Bangladesh

The communal land system in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tract makes land acquisition complex. Asian Development Bank (ADB) has supported a project that improved infrastructure and incomes and resolved the challenge through continuous consultation, resulting in the first successful application of consensus-based compensation under ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement.

Video - Affordable Pay-As-You-Go Solar Power for India's Energy-Poor Homes (Part 2)

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Video - Affordable Pay-As-You-Go Solar Power for India's Energy-Poor Homes (Part 2)

Access to energy can contribute significantly to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s overarching goal of reducing poverty. In 2008, the Energy for All initiative was created with the aim of adding value to ADB’s energy access projects by assisting project developers and the Bank’s operations staff conduct pre-investment activities.

Video - Former Foes Restore War-torn Sri Lankan Infrastructure and Livelihood Together

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Video - Former Foes Restore War-torn Sri Lankan Infrastructure and Livelihood Together

This video showcases a project in Sri Lanka that uplifted the life status of villages through the development of rural roads. It shares the special features of the project that led to a successful implementation.

Video - Thorough Planning of Solar Park Mitigates Risk for Investors, Locals

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Video - Thorough Planning of Solar Park Mitigates Risk for Investors, Locals

This video explains why the Charanka Solar Power Park in India’s Gujarat State is one of the successful public-private partnership models that has helped bridge grid parity. It also highlights how the project not only addressed the country’s energy security situation, but also connected poverty-stricken and energy poor local communities.

Climate-Proofing Timor-Leste's Roads

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Climate-Proofing Timor-Leste's Roads

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A pilot project has taught Timor-Leste and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that climate change risks should logically be considered during rehabilitation when climatic changes impact roads to the point that their closure or threatened disappearance becomes commonplace.

Chasma: A Case Study in Compliance

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Chasma: A Case Study in Compliance

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Accountability Mechanism provides an independent forum through which people claiming to be affected by ADB projects can raise issues with the bank and request the review of a project’s compliance with ADB’s policies and procedures.

Support to Indonesia Eximbank: Building Capacity for Energy Efficiency

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Support to Indonesia Eximbank: Building Capacity for Energy Efficiency

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Indonesia is struggling with increased energy consumption primarily from its industry sector, along with a power supply mix that remains highly dependent on fossil fuels. In 2011, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) partnered with Indonesia Eximbank to pioneer energy efficiency financing, serving as the gateway for mainstreaming energy efficiency programs in the country.

West Kalimantan Power Grid Strengthening Project: Reducing Indonesia’s Oil Dependency While Fostering Regional Cooperation

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West Kalimantan Power Grid Strengthening Project: Reducing Indonesia’s Oil Dependency While Fostering Regional Cooperation

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As oil fuels all power generation in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan, overdependence on this costly and carbon-intensive energy source negatively affects both the environment and economy of the province. Through the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Indonesia signed a cross-border power trade agreement to tap existing power supply from neighboring Malaysia.

Bangladesh–India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: South Asia’s First Interconnection of Two National Grids

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Bangladesh–India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: South Asia’s First Interconnection of Two National Grids

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The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is grappling with energy deficiencies in the face of rapidly increasing demand for energy. To help bridge the energy gap in the country, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) assisted Bangladesh in securing energy supply from India through a cross-border grid interconnection project.

Read about ADB's other energy projects in Knowledge and Power: Lessons from ADB Energy Projects.