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  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    ​Piedroba’s Dr. Luis Prieto-Portar and Jelle Prins recently assisted the World Bank in organizing a weeklong study tour for a delegation of Bangladeshi Inland Waterway and Transportation Experts. The tour took place on May 14-19 in Belgium and the Netherlands and was a productive week full of knowledge transfer between a variety of dredging and […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    People from Niutao and Nanumanga, outer islands of Tuvalu, rely heavily on shipping operations for the supply of life’s necessities but also to prepare and respond to a crisis or emergency, according to Deltares’ latest announcement. New maritime infrastructures are expected to improve livelihoods for the local population and the resilience of Tuvalu’s maritime sector, […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    IFC – International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $37 million loan to MV Cargo to support the construction of a new grain terminal at the Black Sea Port of Yuzhny. IFC’s financing will allow the company to build a terminal capable of handling up to 5 million tons […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Sweco, a Swedish engineering consultancy company, has signed new consultant service agreements for the Odra-Vistula Flood Management project in Poland. These represent Sweco’s third and fourth contracts under the scheme and have an aggregate value of PLN 24 million (approximately SEK 53 million or EUR 5.5 million), the company said. The Odra-Vistula Flood Management project, […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Throughout the world, nature-based solutions are gaining ground over traditional engineering solutions for the reduction of flood risks, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface, Deltares, said in its latest announcement. When implemented properly, they generate additional benefits for local residents, nature and, ultimately, the economy. But a lot […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Indian Government and the World Bank yesterday signed two financing agreements aimed at reducing vulnerability of coastal communities from cyclones and hydro meteorological hazards. The National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-I (NCRMP-I) and NCRMP-II, valued at $104 million and $308.4 million respectively, will help eight Indian states – with coastlines on either sides of the peninsula – improve […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The World Bank and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands this week launched two climate change related projects that will increase investments in renewable energy, promote energy efficiency and enhance the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change. The Marshall Islands is amongst the countries’ most vulnerable to climate change and […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Jakarta Governor Tjahaja Purnama has urged the World Bank to accelerate the implementation of the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative (JEDI) project, Antara News informs. The JEDI project is one of the measures to minimize floods in Jakarta. Its concept is to evenly distribute the flow of water in the city. “We have urged the World […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The World Bank will support India with a $375 million loan in their plans to develop its first modern inland water transport fairway on a 1,360 km-stretch of the Ganga River between Varanasi and the seaport of Haldia. The World Bank’s Board yesterday approved this loan loan to help the Inland Waterways Authority of India […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Ukrainian Seaports Authority (USPA) has just announced that they will update the Ports Development Strategy 2038 in cooperation with the World Bank experts. The delegation from the financial institute is currently holding a series of meetings with ministries and industry enterprises, visits the largest ports to discuss cooperation and provide technical assistance in the […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With more than $300 billion paid out by insurers for coastal storm damage in just the past 10 years, losses from natural disasters are reaching all-time highs, according to The Nature Conservancy. As coastal communities seek to maximize the cost-effectiveness of their infrastructure solutions, The World Bank’s Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved grant financing for a project that is expected to help communities in the Marshall Islands – already vulnerable to recurring drought and flooding – prepare better for the impact of climate change. The Pacific Resilience Project II will receive a $19.6 million grant for the Marshall […]

  • 18 January 2012

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors  approved a project to clean out a number of major waterways in Jakarta, in support of the provincial government’s flood management system. The Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project – also known as the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative, or JEDI – will help dredge about 67.5 km of 11 […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The capacity of the Port of Dar es Salaam will be increased to 25 million tons over the next seven years following the World Bank Board of Executive Directors’ approval of a $345 million credit and a $12 million grant to the new Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project (DSMGP).  DSMGP is to be implemented […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Bank Group has endorsed Jamaica’s aim to become the logistics hub for the Caribbean, Latin America and US Gulf & East coastal area by pledging to help find funding for the pioneering project. Speaking in Kingston recently, Giorgio Valentini, World Bank Group representative to Jamaica, described the logistics hub initiative as ‘transformational’ and […]

  • 18 January 2011

    The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank yesterday held a meeting to discuss a US$600 million project to upgrade six urban areas in… (vietnambusiness) [mappress] Source: vietnambusiness, January 18, 2011;

  • 17 February 2011

    Community groups working with the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) and the Save … (bulatlat) [mappress] Source: bulatlat, February 17, 2011;

  • 20 September 2010

    The World Bank has agreed to lend $115.8m to the Karachi port improvement project in Pakistan. The money will fund works to deepen the channel and harbour at the port, reconstruct old and shallow berths, and construct cross-harbour bridges. The port, which handled 38.7 million tons of cargo in 2008-09, constitutes approximately 60% of Pakistan’s […]

  • 30 January 2012

    The DKI Jakarta provincial government and the World Bank today announced the official launch of the Jakarta Urgent Mitigation Flood Project, also known as the Jakarta Urgent Dredging Initiative, which will help improve the operation and maintenance of Jakarta’s flood management system. Specifically the project will rehabilitate sections of a number of major waterways in […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director a.i., Javier Manzanares and Laura Tuck, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development have signed a project agreement to build the resilience of the Marshall Islands, which is facing an increased force of tropical storms that threaten its sustainability. Manzanares commented: “The Pacific Resilience Project is critical to the future […]

  • 24 November 2009

    Director General of Debt Management at the Ministry of Finance Rahmat Waluyanto said the World Bank offered aid for coping with flood in Jakarta. The offer will be included in the Jakarta Emergency Dredging Initiative… Source: VIVA News, November 24, 2009;

  • 15 December 2010

    The World Bank Board of Executive Directors (WB) approved a US$250 million loan today for the Rio Bogota Environmental Recuperation and Flood Control Project, with the intention of turning it into an environmental asset for the Colombian capital’s metropolitan area.   The project seeks to improve water quality in the river’s middle basin up to […]

  • 26 September 2011

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has provided $80 million for the expansion of the Tecon Salvador container terminal. (portworld) [mappress] Source: portworld, September 26, 2011

  • 10 October 2011

    The World Bank has temporarily suspended its funding for the Padma bridge project following charges of corruption…   (bdnews24) [mappress] Source: bdnews24, October 10, 2011;

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ministers Lilianne Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) and Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) today signed an agreement with the Bangladesh government and the World Bank Group, on the development of a financial strategy for investments in a more sustainable protection of Bangladesh’s river delta. The strategy enables the World Bank to […]

  • 24 August 2010

    River dredging project financed by the World Bank seems to get serious attention from a number of developed countries. Contractors from at… (beritajakarta) [mappress] Source: beritajakarta, August 24, 2010;