Floods in 2011, Cambodia’s worst in decades, caused severe damage to rural infrastructure and affected more than 1.7 million people in 18 of the country’s 24 provinces. They brought extensive suffering to the local population and seriously disrupted economic activities. Overall damage to infrastructure was estimated at about $376 million.
Fact-finding mission by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the aftermath of the March−June 2014 severe flooding in northern Afghanistan revealed extensive losses to rural infrastructure, but it was not possible to visit some areas and undertake a comprehensive assessment because of security issues. To support the government's efforts to rehabilitate the damaged irrigation and road infrastruct
Viet Nam has about 100 large- and medium-scale irrigation and drainage schemes. One of the oldest and largest, the 60-year-old Bac Hung Hai (BHH) system, is in the heart of the Red River Delta and services the provinces of Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, and Hai Duong.
Agriculture is central to the economic growth of Punjab and the incomes of the poor rural households in the province. But underperforming irrigation infrastructure and institutions constrained the productivity of irrigated agriculture that, at program appraisal, covered 8.4 million hectares, accounted for more than 26% of the provincial gross domestic product (GDP) and 66% of the national agri
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has some of the worst land degradation in the world, with more than 40% of its land area, or about 3 million square kilometers (km2), adversely affected in 2005. The vast western region, which accounts for 71% of the PRC’s land area, with a population of more than 350 million at the time, including many of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable, was sign