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. 12 • 20 Feb - 2 Mar 2012

 
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Features
Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC): Building a Global Future
As the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program celebrates 10 years of regional economic cooperation in Central Asia and neighboring countries, this video highlights CAREC achievements in the sectors of transport, trade, and energy. [Watch the full video.]
First Afghan railway opens, promotes cooperation
The new Afghan railway opens with the arrival of the first train at the Naibabad Station in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, from Hairatan at the border of Uzbekistan. This will bring great opportunity for increased trade and cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbors in Central Asia. [More]
New Russian-language mirror site of the CAREC Program goes live
The new Russian-language mirror site of the CAREC Program website is now live on the internet. The redesigned website aims to improve its scope, flexibility, and user-friendliness. [More]


Events

Upcoming Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
1 Feb - 31 Dec 2012 Environmental and Social Safeguards in Road Projects Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan
12-14 Mar 2012 First Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession Vienna, Austria
Apr 2012 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting To be determined
Apr 2012 The Design and Operation of Power Markets (Domestic and International) Almaty, Kazakhstan
10-11 Apr 2012 Roundtable Seminar on Ways Forward for Corridor-based Transport Facilitation Agreements in the CAREC Region Beijing, PRC
25-26 Apr 2012 11th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Manila, Philippines
May 2012 Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues To be determined
May 2012 The Economics of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Almaty, Kazakhstan
May 2012 Second Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession To be determined

Recent Events
DATE EVENT VENUE
24 Nov 2011 CAREC Development Partners' Forum Baku, Azerbaijan
23-24 Nov 2011 10th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Baku, Azerbaijan
22 Nov 2011 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
21 Nov 2011 15th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Baku, Azerbaijan
24-26 Oct 2011 CAREC ESCC 3rd Subcommittee Meeting for Pillar 1: Energy Supply/Demand Balance and Infrastructure Constraints Bangkok, Thailand
12-13 Oct 2011 10th CAREC Transport Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Astana, Kazakhstan

CAREC Projects
  • Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1 (Afghanistan)
  • CAREC Corridor 6 (Marakand-Karshi) Railway Electrification Project (Uzbekistan)
  • CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II, Tranche 1 (Uzbekistan)

Publications


CAREC 2020: A Strategic Framework for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program 2011-2020 | РУССКИЙ

The New Silk Road: Ten Years of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program
  • Accelerating Equitable Achievement of the MDGs: Closing Gaps in Health and Nutrition Outcomes, Feb 2012 (ADB, UNESCAP, UNDP)
  • Mongolia: Road Sector Development to 2016, Feb 2012 (ADB)
  • Indicators for the Asian Development Bank Energy Sector Operations (2005–2010), Jan 2012 (ADB)
  • Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World, Oct 2011 (IFC and World Bank)
  • Between-Country Disparities in MDGs: The Asia and Pacific Region, Oct 2011 (ADB)
  • Energy for All: Asia’s Night Skies Reveal Growth and Gaps in Electrification, Sep 2011 (ADB)
  • Consolidation and Collaboration: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program’s Energy Policy in Tajikistan, Sep 2011 (ADB)
  • Moving Goods Faster and Better: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program’s Transport and Trade Facilitation in Tajikistan, Sep 2011 (ADB)
  • Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investments in the Transport Sector: Road Infrastructure Projects, Aug 2011 (ADB)

The CAREC Program website--www.carecprogram.org; www.carecprogram.org/ru-- serves as a comprehensive hub focusing on the full spectrum of CAREC Program work and activities in Central Asia and neighboring subregions.

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

  • full information and documentation relating to the CAREC Program
  • a searchable database of CAREC-related projects with links to original documents
  • a searchable studies and training 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 CAREC projects, contacts, country-specific features, national strategies, and other key documents in the CAREC priority sectors

CAREC is a partnership of 10 countries working together - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – and supported 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 - to create economic growth and improve the quality of life for all people of the CAREC region.

Your feedback on the site and contributions are most welcome; email info@carecprogram.org