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, 5 February 2010


Lighting Up Kabul
Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, finally receives a steady supply of electricity from a 420-kilometer (km) transmission line, benefiting its four million people. The 217 km portion of the transmission line, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), begins at the country's northern border and then weaves south to Pul-e-Khumri.

The Uzbekistan government constructed another transmission line on its side of the border to complete the route that now supplies power to Afghanistan. As of mid-2009, approximately 90 megawatts of electricity was flowing along this line, and up to 150 MW was expected to reach Kabul by the end of 2009. [ more...]

Recent Updates
  • Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Project 2, Afghanistan
  • Technical Assistance for Enhancing Border Trade Services and Rules for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Global Economic Prospects 2010: Crisis, Finance and Growth, World Bank
  • World Economic Outlook Update: A Policy-Driven Multispeed Recovery, January 2010, IMF
  • Optimisation of Central Asian and Eurasian Trans-continental Land Transport Corridors, December 2009, EU Central Asia Monitoring
  • Roads for Asian Integration: Measuring ADB's Contribution to the Asian Highway Network, November 2009, ADB
  • Infrastructure for a Seamless Asia, August 2009, ADB/ADB Institute

Upcoming Events
24 Feb 2010 First Meeting of the Regional Joint Transport and Trade Facilitation Coordination Committee (RJC) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
25 Feb 2010 CAREC Workshop on Joint Transport and Trade Facilitation Capacity Building Framework Tashkent, Uzbekistan
1 Mar 2010 Workshop on CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Almaty, Kazakhstan
2 Mar 2010 Workshop on CAREC Results Based Framework: Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring (CPMM) Almaty, Kazakhstan
29 Mar - 2 Apr 2010 2nd Executive Leadership Development Program Singapore
15 April 2010 12th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Manila, Philippines
16-17 April 2010 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Manila, Philippines

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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