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. 41 / 7 Feb - 3 Mar 2014

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Issue No. 41 : 7 Feb 2014 - 3 Mar 2014


Intensifying economic activity in transport corridors

CAREC focuses investment and other activities on developing the six competitive transport corridors that link north, south, east, and west throughout Central Asia. Since 2001, CAREC has invested at least $17.3 billion in transport projects. Watch the video.

Expanding trade through modern, reformed border crossing

CAREC 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. Since 2001, CAREC has invested at least $247 million in trade projects. Watch the video.
Securing energy through integration

CAREC 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. Since 2001, CAREC has invested at least $3.7 billion in energy projects.
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CAREC Connects

CAREC connects countries, economies, and people by supporting transport, trade, and energy projects. Watch the video.

A Global Future for Eurasia

The CAREC Program is a committed partnership of 10 countries, supported by six multilateral development partners. Its priorities are transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy. Watch the video.



17th CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: 2-3 April 2014

Energy sector focal points of CAREC member countries, officials from energy ministries and agencies, and representatives from multilateral development partners will attend the meeting to discuss updates on the deliverables of the Energy Work Plan (EWP) 2013-2015. For information, email Ms. Lin Lu,

7-8 Apr 2014 Inception Meeting for CAREC Trade Facilitation RETAs Baku, Azerbaijan
Apr 2014 CAREC NFPs Meeting on Physical Establishment of CAREC Institute (CI) To be announced
View all upcoming CAREC events here.




Regional Workshop on Preparing Public-Private Partnerships: Tokyo, Japan, 3-7 Feb 2014





Consultation Meeting on  Cross-border Transport Facilitation: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 29 Jan 2014


Consultation Meeting on  Cross-border Transport Facilitation: Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 24 Jan 2014

For a list of all CAREC events, click here.


TRADE FACILITATION: Aligning Customs Trade Facilitation Measures with Best Practices in CAREC (Regional/ADB)
The project will simplify and harmonize clearance procedures at border crossing points in CAREC countries based on best practices. View more project details.

TRADE FACILITATION: Coordinated Border Management for Results in CAREC (Regional/ADB)
The project will enhance coordination and cooperation among all relevant border authorities to facilitate the cross-border movement of goods. View more project details.


ENERGY: Energy Efficiency Project (Kazakhstan/World Bank)
The project will improve energy efficiency in public and social facilities, and the enabling environment for sustainable energy financing. View more project details.



CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020

CAREC in Tajikistan: Building a Global Future

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


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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