ADB Launches New Website to Back Regional Integration

The Asian Development Bank launched on Monday the Asia Regional Integration Center (ARIC) website, an information portal which facilitates the tracking of progress in the region’s accelerating economic cooperation and integration.

The website is structured on four basic strategic pillars of the bank’s recently approved regional cooperation and integration strategy: cross-border infrastructure and associated software; trade and investment; money and finance; and regional public goods, such as prevention of communicable diseases and environmental degradation.

“ADB is proud to be a trusted partner in this endeavor to build a more integrated, poverty-free, prosperous and peaceful Asia and Pacific,” ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda said in a Monday statement.

“The ARIC website is a valuable tool for monitoring progress and understanding ongoing and planned regional initiatives,” he added.

The portal provides various resources on regional cooperation and integration, together with links to economic news, opinions and editorials, studies and research, and ADB working papers on regional economic integration.

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Reported by Tuong Thuy

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