ADB’s 50 years in Nepal through photographs

Kathmandu: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Thursday launched a photo exhibit to commemorate 50 years of partnership that started when Nepal became a founding member of ADB in 1966.

The photo exhibit, which ran until 25 January in Kathmandu and between 30 January and 1 February in Pokhara, showcased ADB’s operations in Asia and the Pacific with a particular focus on Nepal. It was opened jointly by Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Subedi and ADB Nepal Resident Mission Country Director Kenichi Yokoyama. The exhibit includes nearly 100 images focusing on the human impact of ADB operations across its member countries, including Nepal.

Speaking on the occasion, Finance Secretary Subedi described the exhibit as a fitting tribute to ADB’s assistance in driving socio-economic growth and development in Nepal.

ADB Nepal Resident Mission Country Director Kenichi Yokoyama said the photos present how the projects have brought together the critical agendas of governance, gender and social inclusion, and environment and climate change.

Over the course of its partnership with Nepal, ADB has provided the country with $5 billion in public and private sector loans, technical assistance, and grants. In its early years, the partnership focused on improving agriculture. It has since evolved to support energy, education, agriculture, transport, urban infrastructure, and governance. RSS

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