ADB presents progress on its flood rehabilitation project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is pushing forward with the US$67 million flood reconstruction project aimed at rebuilding roads,bridges and irrigation systems hit by the devastating high waters of 2011, improving the nation’s infrastructure and providing livelihoods to people in six severely affected provinces, according to ADB officials who presented a progress report of the project earlier this month. … The project will rebuild or repair 524 kilometers of roads, six bridges and 26 irrigation systems in the six targeted provinces. … Total losses and damages from the 2011 floods amounted to more than US$600 million, according to ADB data.