Mumbai, India, June 26, 2018
AIIB Approves Lebanon Membership
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has approved a new membership application from the Republic of Lebanon, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 87.
"We’re pleased to welcome Lebanon as a prospective member," said AIIB Vice President and Corporate Secretary Sir Danny Alexander. "It is an important and historic commercial hub in the Middle East and we look forward to Lebanon playing an active role within AIIB."
Lebanon will officially join AIIB as a regional member once it completes the required domestic processes and deposits the first capital installment with the bank. The shares allocated to the new prospective member come from AIIB’s existing pool of unallocated shares.
At its launch in January 2016, there were 57 signatories to AIIB’s Articles of Agreement. In 2017, AIIB announced the approval of another 27 prospective members. In May 2018, AIIB announced the approval of another two prospective members. AIIB expects to continue welcoming new members in the future.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia and beyond. Headquartered in Beijing, we commenced operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 87 approved members from around the world. By investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors today, we will better connect people, services and markets that over time will impact the lives of billions and build a better future.
For an updated list of AIIB members, please visit: www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/governance/members-of-bank/index.html
Beijing, China, August 27, 2018
AIIB Opens Public Consultation on Draft Sustainable Cities Strategy
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has opened public consultations on the draft of its Sustainable Cities Strategy. The Strategy outlines AIIB’s vision of realizing economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Asian cities that are green, resilient, efficient, accessible and thriving (GREAT).READ MORE
Beijing, China, July 26, 2018
AIIB Welcomes HK Contribution of USD10 Million to Help Low-Income Countries in Asia
Hong Kong, China will contribute USD10 million to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Project Preparation Special Fund, according to AIIB President Jin Liqun and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The fund provides grant support to low-income members of AIIB to help them prepare high-quality infrastructure projects.READ MORE
Beijing, China, July 09, 2018
AIIB to Transition to New Model For Project Approvals
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a new governance model that will strengthen its role in establishing the policies and strategies of the bank and its ability to hold the President accountable for the management of AIIB. It will also delegate authority to the President to approve a select group of projects based on predetermined criteria. This new model is expected to enhance efficiency and make the President more responsible and accountable to the shareholders for AIIB’s operations.READ MORE