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 Institute E-Alert, 16 September 2010

 

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Feature
$122 Million to Boost Tajikistan's Energy Security and Trade
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending a $122 million grant from its concessional Asian Development Fund to expand and modernize Tajikistan's electricity transmission system. This will help the country boost energy trading with neighboring countries to meet winter shortages. [ more... ]

Public-Private Partnerships Can Unlock Central Asia's Vast Potential-ADB
Public-private partnerships can play a vital role in unlocking Central Asia's vast economic potential, Vice Presidents from the Asian Development Bank told the CAREC Business Forum in Urumqi, People's Republic of China. [ more... ]

Recent Updates
Papers:
  • Financing Asia's Infrastructure: Modes of Development and Integration of Asian Financial Markets, Jul 2010, ADB Institute
  • Critical Evaluation of Cross-Border Infrastructure Projects in Asia, Jul 2010, ADB Institute
  • Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia, Jul 2010, ADB Institute
Events:

Recent Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
13 Sep 2010 CAREC Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Baku, Azerbaijan
10 Sep 2010 CAREC Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Astana, Kazakhstan
7 Sep 2010 CAREC Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
6-10 Sep 2010 9th Customs Coordinating Committee Meeting Tokyo, Japan
1 Sep 2010 10 Years of Cooperation and Moving Forward: CAREC Subregional Workshops Beijing, PRC
17-18 Aug 2010 10 Years of Cooperation and Moving Forward: CAREC Subregional Workshops Almaty, Kazakhstan
10-11 Aug 2010 10 Years of Cooperation and Moving Forward: CAREC Subregional Workshops Tashkent Uzbekistan
29-30 Jul 2010 CAREC Business Development Forum Urumqi, PRC
27-28 Jul 2010 Executive Board and Annual Meeting of the CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Urumqi, PRC
6-8 Jul 2010 CAREC Single Window Implementation Seminar: Azerbaijan Case Study Baku, Azerbaijan
5-6 Jul 2010 Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Upcoming Events
22-24 Sep 2010 Energy Sector Coordinating Committee meeting Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
4-8 Oct 2010 Skills Training on Integrated Border Management Dushanbe, Tajikistan
8-9 Oct 2010 5th CBTA Negotiation Meeting Manila, Philippines
11-12 Oct 2010 9th Transport Sector Coordinating Committee meeting Manila, Philippines
31 Oct 2010 Senior Officials' Meeting on CAREC Cebu, Philippines
2 Nov 2010 9th Ministerial Conference on CAREC Cebu, Philippines
Projects:
  • Regional Power Transmission Project (Tajikistan)
  • Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation: Power Sector Regional Master Plan (Central Asia)
  • Public Transport Information and Communication Technology (Mongolia)
  • Janus Gas-Fired Power Plant Project (Azerbaijan)
  • Railway Development Study (Supplementary) (Afghanistan)
  • Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project (Afghanistan)
  • Third Highway Project (Azerbaijan)

The CAREC Institute website--www.carecinstitute.org; www.carecinstitute.org/ru-- is a new hub of information and knowledge on regional economic cooperation in Central Asia.

Supporting the work of the CAREC Program and focused on the transport, energy, and trade sectors, the site offers, in Russian and English:


  • full information and documentation on the CAREC Program
  • a searchable projects database with links to original documents
  • a searchable studies/research database with links to original documents
  • a searchable events database providing links to papers and presentations from each event
  • country pages for each CAREC country with links to national strategies and other key documents in the CAREC priority sectors

CAREC is a partnership of eight countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan - working with six multilateral institutions - Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme and World Bank - to achieve development through regional economic cooperation.

Your feedback on the site and contributions are most welcome.