The Malolos-Clark Railway Project spells hope for long-suffering Filipino commuters in Metro Manila and its suburbs. Expected to be ready in 2022, it could benefit 342,000 passengers per day and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60,000 tonnes a year.
At the Asia Clean Energy Forum in Manila yesterday, Asian Development Bank president Takehiko Nakao said it could not rule out funding coal power as there is 'no other option' for some countries in Asia. Protesters outside the event called on ADB to draw up a time-bound phase-out plan for coal financing.
A proposal for a US$423 million facility is expected to be approved in one of the biggest cities in the country's capital, despite a law banning incineration. Critics say city governments are at the losing end of this technology.
Sunghoon Kris Moon –
Sunghoon Kris Moon of Asian Development Bank writes how city planners in the region are using smart solutions to allow digital technology to connect infrastructure and services to the people.
Ingrid van Wees –
As the world’s oceans remain under threat, Asian Development Bank's Ingrid van Wees discusses what wide ranging projects and innovative financing are needed to clean up the seas before it is too late.