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. 43 / 4 Apr - 5 May 2014

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Issue No. 43 : 1 Apr 2014 - 5 May 2014
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Connectivity, regional cooperation key to growth in Central Asia and beyond

Links to Prosperity: Connectivity, Trade and Growth in Developing Asia, a seminar that took place at ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors in Astana, Kazakhstan, examined the relationship between physical infrastructure and the associated software of institutional and policy reforms. Read more.

Kazakhstan sees more active role in CAREC

In his opening address at the 47th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev cited his country's active participation in CAREC and mentioned the program's role in fostering economic growth. Read more.
ADB cites CAREC model for regional cooperation

Affirming regional cooperation and integration as a strategic priority, ADB President Takehiko Nakao pledged increased support for trade facilitation, citing CAREC’s achievements in expanding cross-border trade and investment opportunities in member countries. Read Mr. Nakao’s opening address at the 47th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors.


CAREC customs officials discuss trade facilitation projects

Customs officials from CAREC countries discussed how to implement regional technical assistance projects on customs cooperation and modernization. Read more.

Malaysia workshop shares lessons on economic corridor development

Organized by CAREC and the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), the workshop highlighted Malaysia’s experience in developing economic corridors. Read more.

National focal points discuss CAREC Institute plans

CAREC national focal points met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss establishing a physical base of the CAREC Institute in Urumqi, People's Republic of China. Read more.


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13th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: 14-15 May 2014

Sector representatives will review the progress of the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020, and discuss the next steps in meeting the goals of the Transport Work Plan. For information, email Mr. David Hill,

28-30 May 2014 Energy Efficiency Training Seminar: Central and West Asia Region Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
25 Jun
20th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting
Manila, Philippines

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CAREC-IMT-GT Workshop on Economic Corridor Development: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8-9 Apr 2014

CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Technical Assistance Inception Workshop: Baku, Azerbaijan, 7-9 Apr 2014

For a list of all CAREC events, click here.


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. Watch video.



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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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