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. 25 / 8-19 Oct 2012

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CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee holds
11th meeting

The CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC) will hold its 11th Annual Meeting in Chengdu, People's Republic of China. Topics to be discussed include new areas for customs cooperation and a proposed list of trade facilitation projects in 2013, among others. Visit the 11th CCC Meeting page.
CAREC trade policy focal points meet in Wuhan
Trade policy sector focal points of CAREC member countries will cover topics such as borderless bazaars in Central Asia, Customs Union and Kazakhstan’s imports, World Trade Organization training workshop, and committee’s work program when they meet in Wuhan, People's Republic of China. Visit the 17th TPCC Meeting page.
CAREC national focal points meet a day before the
11th Ministerial Conference

CAREC national focal points will meet a day before the 11th Ministerial Conference to receive updates on priority sectors, focus on CAREC 2020 implementation, discuss CAREC Institute’s future direction, and be updated in progress made in the corridor development study. Visit the CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting page.
11th MC to prioritize the implementation plan for
CAREC 2020

Senior government officials of CAREC member countries and representatives of multilateral institution partners will prioritize the implementation of CAREC 2020, the strategic framework endorsed at the 10th Ministerial Conference (MC). Visit the 11th MC page.


Upcoming Events
28 Oct 2012 17th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting Wuhan, PRC
29 Oct 2012 CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting Wuhan, PRC
30-31 Oct 2012 11th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Wuhan, PRC
Nov 2012 Third CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Annual Meeting Karachi, Pakistan
27-29 Nov 2012 First Training in Implementing Performance-based Maintenance Contracts Beijing, PRC

Recent Events
23-25 Oct 2012 11th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting Chengdu, PRC
28-29 Sep 2012 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting Bangkok, Thailand
28 Sep 2012 Consultation Meeting with CAREC National Focal Points Bangkok, Thailand
27 Sep 2012 RESET Capacity-Building Workshop: Market Models and Their Supporting Information Systems Bangkok, Thailand
26-27 Sep 2012 Study Tour of the CAREC National Focal Points to the Second Mekong International Bridge Project, Thailand Bangkok and Mukdahan, Thailand
25-26 Sep 2012 CAREC Training Workshop on Time Release Study for Afghanistan and Pakistan Customs Islamabad, Pakistan
17-27 Sep 2012 CAREC Training-of-Trainers Workshop for Kazakhstan Customs Shanghai, PRC
28-29 Aug 2012 Subregional Country Consultation Meeting on the CAREC Institute Assessment and Work Plan Almaty, Kazahstan
23-24 Aug 2012 Subregional Country Consultation Meeting on the CAREC Institute Assessment and Work Plan Beijing PRC
25-26 Jul 2012 Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues Bangkok, Thailand
24-26 Jul 2012 Third Seminar on World Trade Organization Accession: Managing WTO Accession Process - Strategies, Challenges, and Practices Shanghai, PRC

CAREC Projects


CAREC Development Effectiveness Review 2011: CAREC 2020 —Focus, Action, Results (English)

CAREC Development Effectiveness Review 2011: CAREC 2020 —Focus, Action, Results (Russian)

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The CAREC Program; 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.

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