CAREC e-Alert

Keeping Updated on CAREC

CAREC e-Alert, the Program’s electronic newsletter, provides updates on recently approved projects in the region, on the latest and upcoming institutional and sector-related events, and on regional cooperation–themed and sector-specific studies and research on regional cooperation.

CAREC Institute E-Alert, 8 April 2010


Uzbekistan builds Afghan railway
Uzbekistan's national rail company, Uzbekistan Temir Yullari (UTY), is constructing the 75-kilometer rail link between Hairatan at the border of Uzbekistan and the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. Involvement of an Uzbek company in the project represents a vivid sample of cooperation between two CAREC member countries.

Starting from the rail-served Hairatan freight terminal on the Afghan bank of the Amu Darya River, the 1,520 mm gauge single track line will run through relatively easy terrain to the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif. The $170 million project is planned for completion in June 2011. In September 2009, the Asian Development Bank agreed to provide a $165 million grant to Afghanistan to finance the project. [ more... ]

Recent Updates
  • Lights Out: The Outlook for Energy in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, March 2010, World Bank
  • The Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in the Middle East and Central Asia: Is the Current Crisis Different?, March 2010, IMF
  • Energy Emergency in Kyrgyzstan: Causes and Consequences, February 2010, EU-Central Asia Monitoring
  • Into EurAsia-Monitoring the EU's Central Asia Strategy, February 2010, EU-Central Asia Monitoring
  • Into EurAsia-Monitoring the EU's Central Asia Strategy: Executive Summary and Recommendations, February 2010, EU-Central Asia Monitoring
  • The EU and Central Asia: Commercialising the Energy Relationship, July 2009, EU-Central Asia Monitoring
  • Business and Trade Relationships between the EU and Central Asia, June 2009, EU-Central Asia Monitoring

Recent Events
24 Feb 2010 First Meeting of the Regional Joint Transport and Trade Facilitation Coordination Committee (RJC) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
25 Feb 2010 CAREC Workshop on Joint Transport and Trade Facilitation Capacity Building Framework Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1 Mar 2010 First Meeting of the CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Almaty, Kazakhstan
2 Mar 2010 Workshop on Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring and CAREC Results-based Framework Almaty, Kazakhstan
25-26 Mar 2010 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Almaty, Kazakhstan
29 Mar - 2 Apr 2010 2nd Executive Leadership Development Program Singapore

Upcoming Events
15 April 2010 12th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Manila, Philippines
16-17 April 2010 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Manila, Philippines
21-24 June 2010 CAREC Border Crossing Point and Trade Logistics Seminar Tokyo, Japan

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