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A construction site at the Thilawa special economic zone near Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)
Economy

ADB guides Vietnam, Cambodia to greater growth

Lender-funded tech, training programs inspire confidence

RINTARO TOBITA, Nikkei staff writer | Vietnam

The Asian Development Bank funds physical infrastructure across the region, but unlocking a country's growth potential takes more than roads and railways. That's why in developing countries, the lender also focuses on education and job training, as well as on introducing state-of-the-art information and technology.

An estimated 1.2 billion people in Asia remain in poverty, defined as living on less than $3.10 a day. We visited Vietnam and Cambodia for a firsthand look at the ADB's ongoing efforts to spread prosperity.

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