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Lead Regional Cooperation Specialist, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Li Dongxiang has 30 years of experience in development finance, project management, regional cooperation and integration, public-private partnership, and knowledge management. Mr. Li currently leads ADB’s support for the regional cooperation and integration initiatives of the BIMSTEC and the SAARC. He developed methodologies for cross-project learning, published prototype knowledge products, and established the Asian Think Tank Network. He served as director of the ADB Division in Ministry of Finance of the PRC, and advisor in the World Bank’s PRC Office.
Promote remote processing of cargo clearances and modernize border facilities to improve intraregional trade in BIMSTEC.
Activating theme-based, cross-border circuits can help BIMSTEC tourism recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Enhancing transport and trade linkages between and across the countries in the Bay of Bengal region requires a strategic master plan.
Involving residents from rural communities is key to improve access to markets and commercial areas.
The Sri Lanka Southern Transport Development Project offers lessons in implementing large infrastructure projects involving multiple development partners and affecting many people and communities.
Nepal has made it easier to move goods across borders by updating customs software, constructing a new inland clearance depot, and rehabilitating border access roads.
In the People's Republic of China, Yichang city is building a sustainable urban transport system with a bus rapid transit corridor as its backbone.
Multitranche financing supports an investment program to improve the safety, accessibility and reliability of Papua New Guinea’s airports.
Effective project design and community engagement helped the Peoples' Republic of China overcome the challenges in building the Dali-Lijiang Railway.
In Bhutan, aviation safety and efficiency are improving due to strong policies and institutions, together with modern infrastructure and technology.