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 e-Alert / Issue No. 39 / 2 Dec 2013 - 10 Jan 2014

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Issue No. 39 • 2 Dec 2013 - 10 Jan 2014

CAREC Timeline 1996-2013
In 2001, six CAREC-related projects had a combined value of $247 million. By 2013, 146 CAREC-related projects represent investment of about $22.4 billion. View the latest CAREC timeline.
CAREC session held at 9th WTO Ministerial Conference
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with the World Trade Organization (WTO), conducted a session on the CAREC Program at the Bali Trade and Development Symposium on the sidelines of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference. Read more.
ADB power project to boost Afghanistan North-South link
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $159 million grant for a power transmission project to help Afghanistan overcome shortages in key areas and become an exporter of surplus electricity to neighboring countries. Read more.


CAREC Program registers mixed results in 2012
The 2012 CAREC Development Effectiveness Review cites significant improvements in the energy and transport, moderate momentum in the trade policy, and the need for sustained effort in trade facilitation. Read more.

CAREC workshop promotes global supply chains
CAREC officials attended a workshop that examined the growth of global supply chains and their implications for policy development and strategies in the Central Asian economies. Read more.

CAREC to support key new routes to boost regional trade
CAREC member countries will develop key new road and rail routes linking Central Asia to the People’s Republic of China and South Asia to realize the huge trade potential between the three regions. Read more.



CAREC: Securing energy through integration
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program aims to secure energy through the balanced development of the region's energy infrastructure, stronger integration of energy markets, and economic growth through energy trade. Watch video.



ENERGY: Energy Sector Development Investment Program-Tranche 5 (Afghanistan/ADB)
The project will augment the existing 300 MW transmission capacity between northern and southern Afghanistan by an addition 1,000 MW, to initially allow indigenous generation, as well as power import from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to supply Afghanistan's domestic needs. Read more.

ENERGY: North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project (Tajikistan/ADB)
The proposed project will construct a 500 kV transmission line about 225 km long across the Hindukush mountain range between the northern town of Dashte Alwan and Kabul at the southern end. Read more.



CAREC Development Effectiveness Review 2012

From Landlocked to Linked In: The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program


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