‘Covid-19 could generate an extra 1,000 tonnes of medical waste in Asian cities every day’

Manila is expected to produce the most Covid 19-related medical waste, followed by Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, among the five cities surveyed by the Asian Development Bank

New $570m plan for energy efficient homes in Mongolia

A third of the population live in urban ger areas, or settlements of low and middle income households, which suffer from poor sanitation and inadequate solid waste management

Fleet of low-emission buses rolled out in Kathmandu

They have replaced old and polluting microbuses and three wheelers and will be used on a pilot route

South Asia and Pacific to receive $80bn for climate action

Countries in the regions are said to be at the highest risk of plummeting into deeper poverty and disaster

Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar plants receive $40m investment

They will have a total capacity of 42MW

Framework agreement for TAP interconnector project signed

A framework agreement for a proposed electricity interconnector between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan (TAP) has been signed. The TAP Power Interconnection Project aims to pave the way for the delivery of long term power supply, supporting Afghanistan’s energy needs and enabling power trade and exchange between the three countries. The project will include the construction […]

LEDs to light up Indian streets and homes

Millions of energy efficient lights are to be installed in streets and homes across India. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $200 million (£160m) loan to finance the installation of LEDs as well as energy efficient water pumps. The project is expected to lead to energy savings of […]

Uzbekistan’s energy and infrastructure gets $573m boost

An Asian bank is loaning $573 million (£469.2m) for four energy and infrastructure projects in Uzbekistan. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $154 million (£126m) to establish energy efficient agricultural facilities, $121 million (£99m) to improve the water supply for more than three million people and $198 million (£162m) to upgrade around 77 kilometres of regional roads. The final project will provide $100 million […]

$100m boost for Chinese waste to energy projects

Energy recovery from waste projects have received a $100 million (£81.5m) boost in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed agreements with 10 commercial banks to support Dyanagreen Environmental Protection Group’s waste to energy projects. At least nine plants are expected to be built, generating around 610GWh of electricity […]

Indonesian geothermal project gets $109m boost

A geothermal energy generation project in western Indonesia has been given a financing package worth $109 million (£87m). The Muara Laboh project, located in West Sumatra, is expected to generate 80MW of electricity. It will be one of the first transactions to receive funding from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) newly-established Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure […]