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. 42 / 4 Mar - 3 Apr 2014

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Issue No. 42 ver.2 : 4 Mar 2014 - 3 Apr 2014
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Lessons in effective border management for CAREC countries

Technology and a strong political will are key to Georgia’s success in improving border management. Read full story.

CAREC officials review energy work plan

Sector focal points and representatives from CAREC countries and multilateral development partners reviewed the implementation of the Energy Work Plan 2013-2015. Read more.
Updated CAREC corridor maps

The six CAREC corridors link the region's key economic hubs to each other, and connect the landlocked CAREC countries to Eurasian and global markets. Go to CAREC Corridors page.


CAREC countries join Tokyo workshop on infrastructure development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Institute, the Agence Francaise de Developpement, and ADB, through the CAREC Institute, jointly organized a training workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Infrastructure Development. Read more.

ADB presents new CAREC transport projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) 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. Read more.


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Consultation meeting with CAREC national focal points

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 8-10 April 2014

National focal points from the 10 CAREC member countries will discuss economic corridor development under the CAREC Program and the physical establishment of the CAREC Institute. For information, email Mr. Wang Hong,

7-9 Apr 2014 CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Technical Assistance Inception Workshop Baku, Azerbaijan
14-15 May 2014 13th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee (TSCC) Meeting
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

View all upcoming CAREC events




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.


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 video.



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Unstoppable: The Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project Performance-Based Operation and Maintenance Contract

Regulatory Assessment Toolkit: A Practical Methodology for Assessing Regulation on Trade and Investment in Services


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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