Seven member-institutions from seven countries top this year’s Outstanding Development Project Awards, an annual awards programme which recognizes the ADFIAP member-banks’ achievements in seven categories, i.e., human resources development, environment development, SME development, infrastructure development, technology development, trade development, and local economic development. The winners were presented with their trophies during the Awards Night on May 10, 2006 in Colombo, Sri Lanka in conjunction with the 29th ADFIAP Annual Meetings.
The winning member-institutions were: DFCC Bank (Sri Lanka) for human resource development; Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) for environment development; Rural Development Bank of Cambodia (RDB) for SME development; Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK) for infrastructure development; Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB) for technology development; Export-Import Bank of India (Eximbank India) for trade development; and Development Bank of Turkey (DBT) for local economic development.
The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and the Development Bank of Samoa (DBS) received plaques of merit for their outstanding projects on local economic development and SME development, respectively.
The winning project entries are as follow:
DFCC Bank (Sri Lanka): “Gearing the Human Capital of a DFI to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century and Evolve from a Good to Great Company.”
Development Bank of the Philippines: “The DBP Forest Program: Greening the Countryside.”
Rural Development Bank of Cambodia: “Microfinance and Small & Medium Enterprise Integration Project in Malay, Kom Reang, Phnom Preuk and Sampovloon Districts of Banteay Meanchey Province.”
Development Bank of Kazakhstan: “JSC Transtelecom: Fiber-optic Backbone Communication Line on Astana-Almaty Section and JSC KEGOC: 500KV North-South Second Power Transmission Line.”
Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad: Innobiologics Sdn Bhd.”
Export-Import Bank of India: “Program for Supporting Village and Rural Industries in Promoting India’s International Trade.”
Development Bank of Turkey: “Determination of Suitable Investment Areas and the Entrepreneur Profile for Erzurum, Erzincan, Bayburt Provinces Statistical Region and Supporting and Improving Entrepreneurship in Kirrikale Province.”