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, 9 December 2010

First Cross-Border Transport Agreement Signed under CAREC
Expected to boost trade between the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan

The Kyrgyz Republic's Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications Kubanychbek Mamaev and Tajikistan's Minister of Transport and Communications Olimjon Boboev signed the first cross-border transport agreement (CBTA) under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program on 2 December 2010. This milestone is expected to promote bilateral and regional trade. [ more... ]

A Perfect 10 for CAREC
Turkmenistan and Pakistan become CAREC members

As the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program prepares for its next decade of regional cooperation, Ministers at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Cebu, Philippines welcomed the accession of two new members - Turkmenistan and Pakistan - increasing the Program's member countries from 8 to 10. [ more... ]

Kyrgyz Republic's energy sector gets assistance from ADB, World Bank
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank are extending assistance to the energy sector of the Kyrgyz Republic. ADB will provide a loan and a grant to help turnaround a power sector hampered by inefficiencies and losses, while the World Bank will provide funds for the energy needs of the country before winter begins. [ more... ]

What's New
Event materials are now available online!

Recent Updates
  • National Road Rehabilitation Project (Osh-Batken-Isfana) - Additional Financing (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • CAREC Corridor 2 Investment Program (Mangystau Oblast Sections) - Project 1 (Kazakhstan)
  • Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project) - Loan (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project) - Grant (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project (Supplementary) (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • World Economic Outlook October 2010: Recovery, Risk, and Rebalancing, Oct 2010, World Bank
  • Trade and the Institutional Environment: The International Experience and a Proposed Agenda of Measures, Oct 2010, CAREC Secretariat

Recent Events
22-23 Nov 2010 Public Sector Management Course Dushanbe, Tajikistan
18-19 Nov 2010 Public Sector Management Course Baku, Azerbaijan
15-16 Nov 2010 Public Sector Management Course Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2 Nov 2010 Ninth Ministerial Conference on CAREC Cebu, Philippines
31 Oct 2010 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Cebu, Philippines
30 Oct 2010 Thirteenth Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Cebu, Philippines
18-29 Oct 2010 Training Course on Customs Modernization Management Shanghai, PRC
11-12 Oct 2010 9th Transport Sector Coordinating Committee meeting Manila, Philippines
4-8 Oct 2010 Skills Training on Integrated Border Management Dushanbe, Tajikistan
22-24 Sep 2010 Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Upcoming Events
22-24 Dec 2010 CPMM Coordinators' Training Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The CAREC Institute; 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.

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