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, 11 February 2011

CAREC Corridor 3 road project gets $120 million ADB grant
Tajikistan Finance Minister Safarali Najmuddinov and the Asian Development Bank's Tajikistan Country Director Joji Tokeshi signed a $120 million grant on 20 January 2011 to upgrade a 62-kilometer road linking the Tajik capital Dushanbe with the Uzbekistan border at Tursunzade. [ More... ]

ADB grant to prepare modernization plans for Central Asia's cross border points
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2 million technical assistance grant for a feasibility study to upgrade and modernize border crossing points in Central Asia. The grant will help identify basic infrastructure investment needs at the borders of six priority road corridors in CAREC countries. [ More... ]

Afghanistan to receive $341.5 million for road and power projects
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $341.5 million in grants and technical assistance to Afghanistan for the completion of the country's vital Ring Road and improvement of its power sector. A grant amounting to $340 million will fund the construction of the 233-kilometer section of the Ring Road. [ More... ]

Recent Updates
  • CAREC Corridor 3 (Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border) Improvement Project (Tajikistan)
  • Proposals for WTO Reform: A Synthesis and Assessment, Jan 2011, World Bank
  • Institutions for Regional Integration: Toward an Asian Economic Community, Jan 2011, ADB and ADB Institute

Recent Events
27-28 Jan 2011 Workshop of CAREC National Transport and Trade Facilitation Committees on Preparation of Project: CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services Bangkok, Thailand
22-24 Dec 2010 First CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Logistics Training Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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

Upcoming Events
22 Feb 2011 CFCFA Capacity Building Seminar on Multi-Modal Transport and Risk Management Chongqing, PRC
23 Feb 2011 Business Networking Forum Chongqing, PRC
23 Feb 2011 CFCFA Executive Board Meeting Chongqing, PRC
25-26 Feb 2011 CPMM Coordinators' Training Chongqing, PRC

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:

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  • 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 10 countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, 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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