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. 40 / 11 Jan - 6 Feb 2014

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Issue No. 40 : Jan 2014 - 06 Feb 2014

ADB presents new CAREC projects in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic
The Asian Development Bank met with government officials, private sector representatives, and development partners in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic to present new regional technical assistance projects on cross-border transport facilitation. View the Tajikistan event page and the Kyrgyz Republic event page.
CAREC in Tajikistan: Building a Global Future
As of late 2013, 10 CAREC projects involving Tajikistan were completed and 13 were ongoing, with $869 million invested in transport, trade, and energy. Download the publication in English and Russian.
From Landlocked to Linked In
Know the latest facts and figures about the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. Download the publication in English and Russian.


CAREC timeline 1996-2013

In 2001, six CAREC-related projects had a combined value of $247 million. By 2013, 146 CAREC-related projects represented investment of about $22.4 billion. View CAREC timeline.

CAREC session held at 9th WTO Ministerial Conference

The Asian Development Bank 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 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.


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CAREC: Expanding trade through modern, reformed border crossing
The CAREC Program seeks to expand trade by modernizing customs processes and border crossing, helping all member countries join the World Trade Organization, and building countries' capacity in trade and trade policy. Watch video.



TRADE FACILITATION: Facilitation of Regional Transit Trade in CAREC (Regional/ADB)
The project will enhance regional cooperation and improve customs transit for intraregional trade along CAREC corridors. Read more.

ENERGY: Modernization of Hydropower Stations in Tashkent, Shakhrikhan, and Kadirya (Uzbekistan/IsDB)
The project will replace and install generators, turbines, communication, and auxiliary equipment to increase the generating capacities of these hydropower stations up to 70 megawatts in total. Read more.



Maximizing Energy for the Poor in Developing Asia

Kazakhstan: Solid Growth, Unsettled Global Environment


The CAREC Program websites focus on the full spectrum of CAREC's work and activities in Central Asia and neighboring subregions.


CAREC is a partnership of 10 countries working together to create economic growth and improve the quality of life for all people of the CAREC region. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are supported in the regional cooperation process by 6 multilateral institutions: Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and World Bank.

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