Speedier investment and stronger cooperation with the private sector are key for the Asian Development Bank to continue supporting further growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the bank’s president, Takehiko Nakao, said.

“We should make our (financing) system faster or more responsive to countries’ needs,” Nakao told a news conference Sunday during the international bank’s 50th annual meeting at Pacifico Yokohama. “We are now implementing procurement reforms. And our human resources should be further strengthened.”

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