ADB launches plan for Pacific to boost urban services

Diplomatic Correspondent

8 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has unveiled its approach to help Pacific countries improve their towns, cities, and water and sanitation services over the next 5 years.

The Pacific Urban Development, Water, and Sanitation Sector Road Map 2021–2025 was developed in close consultation with ADB’s Pacific developing member countries, according to a ADB press release from Manila. 

“This road map identifies constraints to urban development and presents solutions to these challenges,” said ADB Pacific Department’s Urban Water and Sanitation Division Director Jingmin Huang.

The road map will guide the design and implementation of ADB’s urban sector support across three areas: improving and sustaining urban services, such as water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and waste management; spatial planning; and climate change and the environment.

It specifies ADB’s current and potential investment opportunities, and ongoing and potential advisory work and capacity building.