Monday, March 25, 2019

NiYO & Upwardly jointly launch investment solution for financially underserved segment

 In one of the largest financial inclusion initiatives of its kind in India, NiYO, a fintech company managing employee benefits and payroll, and Upwardly, a tech-enabled financial advisory startup, have jointly launched a savings and investment solution for the financially underserved population in the country.

The partnership will make their combined wealth-creation app — NiYO Bharat mobile app — available to the masses, including over 1 million existing and new users of NiYO. The new investment strategy will lower the entry barriers to structured investment to a minimum of Rs 100.

NiYO Bharat mobile app users, who comprise blue and grey collar workers from the services and manufacturing sectors, will have a best-in-class solution with ease of convenience and top performance. The NiYO-Upwardly solution will target investors with annual incomes of $2,000 to $4,000 falling outside the purview of traditional banks and wealth management companies. This segment is estimated at over 50 million households.

NiYO has been launching financial products that are carefully curated by the proprietary algorithms designed by Upwardly.

NiYO Co-founder and CEO Vinay Bagri said, “Financial inclusion has always been at the core of our business. We are delighted to collaborate with Upwardly and offer a savings and investing solution to our customers through the NiYO Bharat mobile app. We believe this will go a long way in helping both our existing and new customers manage their short-term and long-term financial needs, and fulfil their financial goals in life.”

Prateek Mehta, CEO, Upwardly, noted, “We started Upwardly to democratise investing and wealth creation. We are excited about our partnership with NiYO and we believe that we can take investing to the next Rs 10-20 crore savers in India. A minimum investment amount of ₹100 and a choice between savings and growth options will excite our customers. We have also introduced Video KYC to seamlessly on-board NiYO customers. We expect NiYO users to widely adopt the solution and benefit from structured wealth creation.”

NiYO:  is a fintech startup conceptualized in 2015 that offers digital banking solutions for salaried employees across various sectors. Currently, with over 5 lakh customers and relationships with 3000 corporates, NiYO is growing to be a truly trusted digital banking platform across India.
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Upwardly:  Based in Bangalore, Upwardly is one of India’s leading wealth advisors with customers spread across 600 cities. More than 50% of its customer based hail from outside the Top 30 (B-30) cities. Upwardly has created a bespoke ‘Jan-Nivesh’ solution for the underserved, which is available in multiple languages. It has also simplified the on-boarding process for new investors.

Malaika Arora Walked for KALKI Fashion's Zinnia Collection and Looked like a Glamorous Goddess in a Fiery Red Custom Gown.

KALKI Fashion’s SS’19 Collection – ‘ZINNIA’ took us to a happy place in a painterly hues of summer fog blues, mighty mauves, the lime greens, the spicy mustards, the fuchsia pinks and the fiery reds.The collection merged genres in order to come up with new designs that left audiences in total awe at the Bombay Times Fashion Week 2019 at St. Regis, Mumbai.
However, the one celebrity who stole the show was none other than the favorite B-Town diva, Malaika Arora! And she indeed looked like a goddess in that fiery red embellished gown that looked straight out of a fairytale. Malaika Arora was as the befitting showstopper for this glorious collection, who left everyone with a star struck feeling. 
KALKI Fashion’s showstopper creation looked totally in par with Malaika's fashion sensibilities. The gorgeous attire showcased a royal grandness combined with modernity in its color palette and silhouette. The outfit had something so comforting and reminiscent about it, which makes it an ensemble you can hope to wear when you need that extra edge of high fashion and carry your confidence with poise and ease.
To fill you in on some more fashion deets about Malaika’s memorable look, Saurabh Gupta, Director of KALKI revealed that, “Since the collection is about modern romance where elegance meets glamour, Malaika was the perfect muse for the collection. KALKI custom designed Malaika’s gown over an extensive 8-week period with intricately hand embroidered flowers to create a timeless masterpiece. The final outcome was nothing less than perfection as Malaika carried the style with utmost confidence and modern attitude”. Also, not to forget that Malaika’s nude lips, bold eyeliner, curled lashes and defined brows, made her make-up game a win complementing her entire showstopper look.
"I am really in love with KALKI's latest Zinnia collection, this is my 1st association with them & I am so happy to be their muse for their SS'19 Collection. The entire collection is so amazing, quirky & edgy and carries the right amount of summer romance. It is modern with vivid color palettes like mustards, citrus, fuchsia pinks, lime greens, mauve and of course my most favorite the reds which is why I choose to deck up in one. It is a red gown from their fiery reds palette, it has extraordinary details that strikes the perfect balance between modern fashion and absolute comfort during weddings and events! All in all, the collection is perfect for summer weddings and has trendy cuts and embroidery.
The collection is for the Indian girl who likes to keep her sense of style and dressing fresh, different and bold. It's for all the modern brides and all their ‘desi’ parties! Well, all the to-be-brides and all the fashionistas out there, I would totally recommend you to check out their collection because its nothing less than a dream!" says the showstopper,Malaika Arora
What was amazing is that the brand’s designs were influenced by the multifarious flowers named ‘ZINNIA’ and taking inspiration from the flower’s originality; the collection showcased rage of appearances in array of multi- colors and hues to create a sense of a romantic summer dream.
KALKI Fashion’s SS’19 collection gives each style a personality, with a variety of embellishments and unique silhouettes complimenting a marvelously summer moody palette. Some of the more distinctive features that caught eye were the cut-work diamond embellishments, summer sequins, multi-color and monotone floral hand embroidery and the intricate geometrical fusion of designs. The usage of various textiles from rich silks to breezy sheers gave the collection a unique flow and feels which keeps it light and easy to dance to.
The cleverly chosen color palette remains a classic for all the summer wedding colors as it evokes a sense of nostalgia with an inviting ambience. The spicy mustards intertwined with finicky limes, this palette offers timeless appeal to all your garden boho & mehendi soirees. You will love the dapper richness that the fiery reds provide; it’s a clean cut color palette that packs a modern-meets-royalty punch. Also, the vintage medleys of fuchsia pinks are sure to create a sense of playful freshness in all your traditional summer weddings.
KALKI Fashion has been known for its statement making cuts and layers which add multiple facets to each style and keep them flirtatious, glamorous and fun. Fused in flowy shararas, floor-sweeping jacket styles, plunging necklines along with modern monotone ruby red lehengas and legion gowns creates a breathtaking colorscape.
The entire vibrancy and freshness blended perfectly into creating a modern summer romance left the crowd spellboundThis lively color scheme will be soon launched at all KALKI exclusive stores and on It's sure to give you a major spring fever!
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Hashtags to be used: #kalkifashion #KALKIxZinnia #springsummer2019, tagging @kalkifashion

Born in Mumbai, India in 2007, KALKI evokes the very spirit of the city it was founded in. An upstart, innovative, and dynamic brand – KALKI – offers the best of contemporary, ethnic Indian fashion and fusion-wear styles. Staying true to the brand’s unique promise of premium and wearable fashion, KALKI unveils fresh collections and all-new designs throughout the fashion calendar. KALKI’s design and aesthetic sensibility seeks inspiration from all walks of life – be it haute couture trends and forecasts from fashion destinations across the globe to the homebound handloom traditions of India.

Sugee Group and Yash Sardesai organizes “By The Bay – An Evening Of Fun & Frolic”

Over 2000+ people turned-up on a Sunday to take a walk by the bay and cheer up over an evening filled with fun and joy.

By The Bay – An evening of fun and frolic! For the first time ever a community interactive event organized in Dadar, Shivaji Park by Sugee Group and Yash Sardesai.
The event saw a range of activities including Dance performance, Zumba, Drum Circle, Open Mic, Taste of amazing delicacies of 15+ food brands from Shivaji Park and multiple activities for kids.
“This is exciting," said a Dadar-ite, I'm happy that this is happening here”. Talents were lined up to showcase their performances for the open mic event, the crowd was mesmerized by the dance moves by Guru Dance Academy followed by young and old that danced at the Zumba fitness corners by Ankita Garge, kids were being entertained at the Kids zone and the sticks were put together on drums by Prathamesh Kandalkar to give out an Indie Music performance which got the audience to groove.
“We’re very grateful to the local residents who came out in large numbers to support this event. We’re overwhelmed by their support and cooperation. Without this community support, ‘By The Bay’ would have not been possible,” said Nishant Deshmukh, Founder & Managing Director, Sugee Group.
“By The Bay is not a one-off initiative, but a sustained movement driven by the power of Dadar and Shivaji Park’s citizens. Its objective is to provide community interaction, engagement and making an evening filled with fun and memories in the Dadar-Shivaji Park area” says Yash Sardesai.
As shown by the success of ‘By The Bay’ launch, the people of Shivaji Park and Dadar have overwhelmingly declared their support to the concept. The organizing team is confident that this movement will grow with continued citizen support, and will create a paradigm shift in how we view our public spaces.

Sugee Group , a fast growing real estate company from Mumbai with over three decades of experience and over five million sq.ft. of completed and ongoing projects, has quickly acquired a reputation of being a reliable, trusted, and professional realty player which continues to gain popularity for before time delivery.
Redevelopment Excellence Award 2018-19’ from Hindustan Times
Best Realty Brand 2018-19’ from Economic Times
Iconic Redevelopment Developer Award 2018’ from Times of India
Iconic Luxury Project ‘Trimurti’ 2018’ from Times of India

Iconic Adhesive Brand Fevicol and Cancer Patients Aid Association presents 14th Edition of ‘Caring with Style’, a Star Studded Fashion Extravaganza

  Priety Zinta, Shaina NC, Farhan Akhtar, Amrita Rao walked the ramp at 14th edition of Fevicol 'Caring with Style' Fashion show in support of  cancer patients

~ Special occasion for brand Fevicol as it completes 60 years; unveils its new logo
~Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Preity Zinta, Amrita Rao, and other eminent personalities walk the ramp to support the cause for ace designers Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla and Shaina NC; Salman Ali & Shilpa Rao deliver scintillating performances ~
~ 15 Zardozi Karigars amongst the special celebrities who dazzled the ramp to promote the traditional art form~

Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Abu jani, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja,Sandeep Khosla, Karan Johar walked the ramp at 14th edition of Fevicol 'Caring with Style' Fashion show in support of  cancer patients

Fevicol, India’s largest adhesive brand from the house of Pidilite Industries, held 14th edition of ‘Caring with Style’ fashion gala under its flagship campaign #JudengeLadengeJeetenge in association with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) at NSCI Dome, Worli. This joint initiative by Fevicol and CPAA aims at raising funds for the Cancer Patients (Children with Leukaemia) and help them to lead a happy and healthy life. In this edition of ‘Fevicol Caring with Style’ fashion show, renowned celebrity duo-designer Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla along with queen of drapes, fashion designer and politician, Shaina NC showcased their collections.

It was a special occasion for the iconic adhesive brand Fevicol, as it is celebrating its 60 years of operations. It revealed its latest logo symbolising the milestone. Fevicol is India’s Most Trusted Brand of Adhesives and has become a household name that is today synonymous with adhesives. The brand has introduced many innovative products which have transformed the way carpentry trade operates in India. The brand has been associated with CPAA for over 14 years to raise funds and awareness about cancer.

14th edition of ‘Fevicol Caring with Style’ was an evening of style, substance, and heart. A host of Bollywood celebrities graced the ramp in the support of the cause. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Karan Johar, Shweta Bachchan Nanda dazzled the ramp for Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla while Farhan Akhtar, Preity Zinta, Amrita Rao were the showstoppers for Shaina NC.

The celebrity duo-designer Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla chose to pay tribute to India's textiles and embroidery legacy at their presentation for ‘Fevicol Caring with Style’ this year. Entitled ‘INHERITANCE', it was a spectacular expression of heritage textiles from across the country, each used as a canvas for spectacular embroideries.

Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, said, "It is an immense honour and privilege to work with CPAA for the third year in a row. Their work to empower and heal people and families affected by Cancer is unsurpassed. As they mark 50 years of committed service to the community, we are delighted to be a part of this event. Cancer is treatable and beatable. Let's all be a part of this fight.

We have sourced the most exquisite fabrics and textiles from across India, from leading weavers and companies, each an expert in a particular weave. These fabrics form the DNA of this collection and our flight of fantasy to take our inheritance and create beauty." 

From Bandhini tie and dye, Banarasi tissues, jamdanis and khadi to Assam weaves and Kanjeevaramsilks, a multitude of techniques from chikankari and zardozi to gota and resham find new birth in their collections. Iconic motifs like the paisley, lotus, and bindu or dot become the inspiration for dazzling creativity.
The special features of the show were the 15 gifted Zardozi Karigars from across the country who took to the ramp, sharing it with Shaina NC and other eminent personalities. Fevicryl, a leading fabric-glue brand, inspired and enabled these karigars to walk the ramp as a part of its initiative #CelebratingZardozi to highlight and showcase the work done by them before a wider audience. The Zardozi artistes are rarely in the limelight, normally work behind-the-scenes. But, at ‘Caring with Style’ they were given their due.

The queen of drapes, fashion designer and politician, Shaina NC said, “Fevicol’ ‘Caring with Style’ is a unique initiative that embodies the spirit of uniting against cancer and fighting the disease. It makes glamour meaningful. When I conceptualised this event several years ago the thought was that real people from different walks of life should support the cause of cancer with a purpose. This year, it is even more special as we pay a tribute to the Zardozi Karigars and share the stage with them. They are the invisible workforce behind the glitter of the fashion world and it’s an honour to be associated with them. I thank the corporate social responsibility team of Fevicol and Fevicryl for putting this together. I look forward to a long-standing association with Pidilite’s cause for sustaining Zardozi as an art form.”

Friday, March 22, 2019

Lalit Kala Akademi announces 15 National Academy Award Winners


The National Exhibition of Art organised annually by the Lalit Kala Akademi is one of the most prestigious event in the calendar of Indian art fraternity. The 60th National Exhibition of Art being held this year exhibits the artistic brilliance and is also a platform to give appreciation and recognition to outstanding artists on a nationwide scale. The works on display have emerged on the forefront both in terms of material application and aesthetic appeal. The exhibition covers artworks from a broad range of mediums such as paintings, sculptures, graphics,
photographs, drawings, installation and mixed media.

The selection of the artworks was done on the basis of the quality of execution, freshness of images, innovative use of materials, novel application of colour and originality of stylistic markers in the works. 

A total of fifteen awardees have been selected by our esteemed panel of two tier jury. The winners for the 60th National Exhibition of Art are Chandan Kumar Samal (Odisha), Gouri Vemula (Telangana), Hemant Rao (Madhya Pradesh), Hiren Kumar Chotu Bhai Patel (Gujarat), Jaya Jena (Odisha), Jayesh K.K (Kerala), Jitendra Suresh Sutar (Maharashtra), Douglas Maryan John (Maharashtra), Pratap Chandra Chakraborty (West Bengal), Rashmi Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Sachin Kashinath Chaudhari (Maharashtra), Sunil Kumar
Viswakarma (Uttar Pradesh), Tabassum Khan (Bihar), Vasudeo Taranath Kamath (Maharashtra) and Veenita Sadguru Chendvankar (Goa).

Each awardee will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and a prize money of rupees one lakh. 

The jury of this exhibition comprises of distinguished art practitioners, critics and artists across the spectrum. The Lalit Kala Akademi nominated selection jury for the first tier namely Shri Bhagwan Chavan, Jayprakash Jagtap, Jayant Gajera, Kishor Thakur, Madan Lal, Manisha Raju and O.P. Khare. The second tier Jury for the selection of awards consisted of Sanjay Bhattacharya, Dinkar Thopate Chitrakalpal, Suhas Bahulkar, Navin Dhagat, Pandurang N. Deoghare and Prayagjha Chillar. Along with the exhibited works of this year’s awardees, there is also a section under which various veteran artists artwork will be displayed.

The art pioneers on display in this section include Ram V. Sutar, G.S. Gaitonde, Akbar Padamsee, Tyeb Mehta, K.H.Ara, Jehangir Sabavala, Laxman Pai, B. Prabha, Krishna Reddy, Prafulla Dhanukar, Gopal Adivarkar and B. Vitthal.
We also have an Invited Artists’ section in which artists Brij Mohan Sharma, Ganpath Shankar Majgaonkar, Jayesh Shukla, Neeraj Gupta, Sudhakar Vitthal Chavan, Viren Tanwar are on display.

These sections will serve as an inspiration for the young and upcoming artists of the country. "60th National Exhibition of Art is an important catalyst for the  mingling of various art forms. It is our endeavour to reach out to a larger audience and stay relevant to the needs of our time. We hope that this exhibition fuels the interest in artists to achieve newer heights of excellence. The aim of Lalit Kala Akademi is to provide the widest possible platform to artists across the
country.” as said by Dr. Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi

In conjunction with the 60th National Exhibition of Art, the Lalit Kala Akademi is also organizing the Kala Mela 2019 in the second consecutive year. It has around 120 stalls where artists from all over the country are displaying a wide array of exhibits including paintings, sculptures, and mixed media etc.

The inauguration of the event will be done by Her Excellency Smt. Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa, on 25 th March, 2019 in the honourable presence of Padma Bhushan Ram V. Sutar, renowned artist, Padma Shri Baba Yogendra Ji, founder of Sanskar Bharati, Dr Uttam Pacharne, Chairman LKA and other eminent personalities at Sir JJ School of Art, 4pm.

A number of cultural performances will be presented in the evening of inaugural day highlighting the cultural diversity of the country – from dance dramas to Kathak, Bharatnatyam to Sarod and Sitar recital. The list of performing artists is a veritable treat to the senses and it also brings to the fore the essential unity among the arts.

These works will be on display at the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai and NGMA Mumbai simultaneously from 25th March to 8th April, 2019.

The Lalit Kala Akademi has also organize a lecture series by eminent artists from 2nto 5th April, 2019 which includes artists like Jayesh Shukla, Neeraj Gupta, Viren Tanwar and Sudhakar Vitthal Chavan. To promote the tribal artists and art forms a Tribal Art Exhibition will also take place at Sir J.J. School of Art along with the 60th National Art Exhibition, Kala Mela and Lecture Series.
Lalit Kala Akademi is presenting a panorama for one and all.

Lalit Kala Akademi the National Academy of Arts is an institution that has rendered service to the arts in the nation long before the world woke up to the global impact of Indian Art. Through the leadership of its members and staff, the Lalit Kala Akademi manifests a commitment to the service of the visual arts by establishing, preserving and documenting visual art of the highest order that in turn reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of ancient, modern and contemporary art in India.

As a cultural body that hovers above the entire Indian subcontinent, it plays a role in inter-linking the diverse cultures of India to weave an aesthetic spread that is noted for its colourful threads of creative genius and brilliant designs that delineate fascinating features of Indian life. Perceiving Indian culture comprehensively with all its artistic impulses, conflicts, contradictions and limitations, the Akademi has been functioning with the panoramic view of involving all genres of creativity in its activities. It has a vision that takes care of the traditional art of India as well as of helping artists to imbibe many of the contemporary happenings in the international art scene.

Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, New Delhi was set up by the Government of India as an autonomous body, on 5th August, 1954. The Akademi was given statutory authority in 1957, under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Since its establishment it has been serving the entire country by promoting the creative endeavors of Indian artists and bringing their arts to bear upon a large number of people, thereby playing an important role in defining and redefining, the sensibility of an entire culture, falling under the visual arts spectrum.


~ Vodafone Idea now provides’ its customers easy access to the popular content of ZEE5 ~
~ Portfolio includes original shows and films, premium movies, digital movie premieres of upcoming blockbuster films, and more~
~ Offer a seamless viewing experience of customised and differentiated content~

 Vodafone Idea Limited, India's leading telecom operator and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announced a strategic partnership today for ZEE5 – the fastest growing OTT platform in the country. Under the strategic partnership, aimed at driving the growth of digital ecosystem in India, the content portfolio of ZEE5 will be available to Vodafone Idea customers on Vodafone Play as well as Idea Movies & TV app.

Customers of Vodafone Idea can now enjoy the entire content catalogue of ZEE5 thereby providing a seamless viewing experience via multiple devices. The association between the two industry leaders will help create a beneficial ecosystem for viewers that will drive the growth of video viewing in smaller cities and towns in times to come. The content of ZEE5 can be accessed by customers through Vodafone Play or idea Movies & TV app. The ZEE5 content is available across 12 languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi across genres like Kids content, Cineplays, Live TV and Health and Lifestyle content.

Commenting on the partnership, Avneesh Khosla, Operations Director - Marketing, Vodafone Idea Limited said, “Our customers are constantly seeking rich and diverse content options and we aim to provide enriched entertainment to our customers by offering high quality content on Vodafone Play and Idea Movies & TV. We are happy to partner with ZEE5 and bring their library of content to our customers. Our insights on customer preferences, salience and relevance along with ZEE’s deep understanding of the Indian content viewership habits are being brought together through this partnership. We are happy to offer the entire catalogue of ZEE5 along with 2 exclusive channels to our customers as an introductory offer.”

Speaking about the association, Tarun Katial, CEO, ZEE5 India said, “ZEE5 and Vodafone Idea lend themselves to a complementary partnership. Having established ourselves as the fastest growing OTT platform in India with the largest repertoire of content, we have attracted subscribers across geographies and demographics. We have an ambitious growth plan charted out for us and through this partnership with Vodafone Idea, India’s largest telecom company, we will leverage synergies between the brands and further bolster our presence across the country.”

Through this alliance, Vodafone Idea subscribers will be able to access the content repertoire of ZEE5:

  • LIVE TV offering of ZEE’s Network content on Vodafone Play and Idea Movies & TV through ZEE5 app

    • Real-time broadcast of shows that are being telecast on any of the ZEE channels including Hindi and regional channels – ZEE TV, & TV, ZEE Anmol, Zing, ZEE Marathi, ZEE Tamil, ZEE Bangla, ZEE Yuva, Sarthak TV, ZEE Kannada, ZEE Cinema, ZEE Action, & Pictures, ZEE Café, & flix, ZEE ETC and so on

  • Unrestricted catch up of ZEE Network content through ZEE5 app

    • Customers will be able to access the ZEE5 content library including TV shows, movies and Before TV content

  • Vodafone Idea customers will get access to ZEE5 premium subscription which includes Original shows and films, premium movies, digital movie premieres of upcoming blockbuster films, etc. as an introductory offer

    • Vodafone Idea subscribers will have access to the complete content portfolio of ZEE5 that includes the original web-series in Hindi and regional languages (including dubbed versions)
    • ZEE5 offers original content in six languages – Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam
    • Customers will also get unrestricted access to the entire movie library on the platform including digital premieres, acquired content, original films and so on

  • The highlight is 2 exclusive linear digital channels including Zee Theatre - premium theatre content to be available on Vodafone Play and Idea Movies & TV app

ZEE5 is India’s fastest growing entertainment OTT destination that has invested heavily in acquiring and producing content that will resonate with a cross-section of viewers across the country. As of December 2018, ZEE5 has 56.3 mn monthly active users, who spend an average of 31 minutes on the platform per day. ZEE5 has consistently been amongst the top-5 free and grossing entertainment apps in India as per the Google Play store rankings. In a first of its kind initiative, in the past quarter, ZEE5 launched regional subscription packs for Tamil, Telugu and Kannada users. These tiered SVOD packs enable consumers to watch premium content in a language of their choice at half the price. Subscribers of these packs are also able to watch their favourite TV shows hours before they are aired on television later in the day. This offering has helped ZEE5 gather subscription momentum in the south Indian market.

Vodafone Play
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

ADB and AIIB Presidents Discuss Strategic and Operational Issues

 Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Mr. Jin Liqun met today in ADB’s headquarters and discussed a range of strategic and operational issues.

Mr. Nakao and Mr. Jin signed the Co financing Framework Agreement For Sovereign Operations that will guide overall co financing arrangements between the two institutions going forward, including regular meetings to discuss co financing matters.

So far, ADB and AIIB have co financed 5 projects, comprising 4 sovereign loans in Bangladesh, Georgia, India, and Pakistan, and one collaborative transaction in Myanmar through ADB’s Private Sector Operations Department. Further co financing for sovereign and non sovereign projects is being actively pursued.

ADB and AIIB signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Strengthening Cooperation in May 2016. ADB has shared with AIIB its experiences and practices regarding environmental and social safeguards, procurement, treasury operations, institutional issues, and governance.

Mr. Jin’s delegation also met and had close discussions with ADB vice presidents and senior staff from ADB’s Office of Cofinancing Operations; Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; and regional departments.

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. In 2018, it made commitments of new loans and grants amounting to $21.6 billion. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, we began operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 93 approved members worldwide. By investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia and beyond, we will better connect people, services and markets that over time will impact the lives of billions and build a better future.