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. 44 / 6 May - 6 June 2014

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Issue No. 44 : 6 May 2014 - 6 June 2014
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CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting

Senior government officials of the 10 CAREC countries and representatives from partner multilateral institutions will gather on 26-27 June to review the progress of the program’s four priority sectors. Read more.

View CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting page.
Lessons in energy efficiency for CAREC countries

Officials from CAREC countries discussed challenges and opportunities for energy efficiency as a driver of economic growth in a seminar held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more.
CAREC countries discuss transport sector updates

At the 13th Transport Sector Coordinating Committee meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, representatives from CAREC countries presented action plans for implementing the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy. Read more.


ADB project helps Tajikistan maintain vital link to Uzbekistan

The soon-to-be-completed road from Dushanbe's Western Gate to the Uzbekistan border will provide a vital connection between Tajikistan and its neighbors. Read more.

Building Afghanistan's new railway as lifesaving link

For Afghanistan, the country's first railroad has resulted in a steady supply of lifesaving goods and a vital link to Uzbekistan, its vibrant neighbor. Read more.


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20th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting

Manila, Philippines: 25 May 2014

Representatives from CAREC member countries and multilateral development partners will gather to discuss progress made and challenges met in the implementation of the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan (TPSAP) 2013-2017. For information, email Mr. Wang Hong,

26-27 Jun
CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Manila, Philippines
Aug 2014 Specialized Customs Training, SCC 
Manila, Philippines

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Energy Efficiency Training Seminar: Central and West Asia Region: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28-30 May 2014

13th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee (TSCC) Meeting: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 14-15 May 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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Together We Deliver: 10 Stories from ADB-Supported Projects with Clear Development Impacts


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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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