Written by Nathasha De Alwis
17 Jan, 2019 | 1:10 pm
Colombo (News1st): President Maithripala Sirisena made his first visit to the Asian Development Bank headquarters today (January 17) while conducting a state visit to the Philippines. President Sirisena met with ADB President Takehiko Nakao during the visit.
During the visit, President Sirisena and Nakao discussed development challenges faced by Sri Lanka and ADB’s role in helping address them and signed three loan agreements totaling $455 million for projects in higher education and transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector.
This year, ADB’s total commitment to Sri Lanka, including these three loans, will amount to $815 million. ADB will continue to maintain a strong pipeline of projects totaling about $800 million a year in the current Country Partnership Strategy, 2018–2022, compared with $500 million a year in the previous CPS period.
The three loans signed today are:
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