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. 46 / 5 Jul 2014 - 4 Aug 2014

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Issue No. 46 : 5 Jul 2014 - 4 Aug 2014
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Faster border-crossing time, higher transport costs

It takes slightly less time to cross border-crossing points, but the cost of border clearances and traveling across CAREC corridors is significantly higher, according to the latest CAREC Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring Report. Read more.

ADB receives US Treasury award for Afghanistan railway project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) received a US Department of Treasury award for a pioneering rail project in Afghanistan that is providing a cross-border trade link crucial to the country's post-conflict economy. Read more.


Highlights of the CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting

Aside from progress in the program's four priority sectors, the midyear CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting discussed updates on the proposed economic corridor development study, the CAREC development effectiveness review, the CAREC corridor performance measurement and monitoring report, and the CAREC Institute. Read more

CAREC countries review trade policy sector updates

Representatives from CAREC member countries and multilateral development partners discussed the implementation of the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan 2013-2017 at the 20th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting. Read more


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18th CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting

Beijing, People's Republic of China: 4-5 September 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 2013-2015. For information, email Ms. Lin Lu,

Aug 2014 Specialized Customs Training, SCC 
People’s Republic of China
Sep 2014 13th Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting Kyrgyz Republic
1-2 Sep 2014 CAREC National Workshop Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
8-9 Sep 2014 Regional Energy Trade Workshop

Manila, Philippines

25-26 Sep 2014 Meeting of CAREC National Focal Points Issyk Kul, Kyrgyz Republic

View all upcoming CAREC events


CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting: Manila, Philippines, 26-27 Jun 2014

20th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting: Manila, Philippines, 25 Jun 2014

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.


Inner Mongolia Road Development Project

The project will provide an efficient road transport network that supports safe movement of people and goods in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and across the borders of the Russian Federation and Mongolia. More details



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CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation  Strategy 2020  | РУССКИЙ

CAREC Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring Report 2013 

CAREC Development Effectiveness Review 2012: Implementing CAREC 2020 – Vision and Action | РУССКИЙ


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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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