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ADB scholarships help foster human resources

Some 3,500 people across Asia have benefited from bank program

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao poses in front of the logo of ADB at its headquarters in Manila on January 8, 2016.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Asian Development Bank -- which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year -- has provided investment and loans to help improve infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as fostered human resources in member countries.

Since 1988, the ADB has awarded scholarships to more than 3,500 students. After studying at educational and research institutions, the recipients have contributed to the growth of their home countries in both the public and private sectors.

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