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. 34 / 1-31 July 2013

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Issue No. 34 • 1-31 July 2013

Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic firms undergo CAREC logistics training
The training aimed to raise professionalism, efficiency, and management skills among transport and logistics companies in the region. Read more.
Master plan aims to boost gas sector in Afghanistan
Afghanistan will receive technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank in developing a master plan to support the country's emerging natural gas sector. Read more.


Kazakhstan hosts midyear CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting
Senior government officials and national focal points gathered to review the progress and key issues in transport, trade facilitation, trade policy, and energy. Read more.

Turkmenistan hosts CAREC sector meeting for the first time
The Ministry of Economy and Development hosted the 15th CAREC ESCC meeting. Read more.

Officials from CAREC countries attend customs training
Senior and midlevel officers learned about customs modernization and management. Read more.



Linking Afghanistan to the World
Since 2005, a total of $2.6 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Afghanistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. Watch the video.
A Global Future for Eurasia
CAREC is a committed partnership of 10 countries, supported by six multilateral institution partners. Its priority sectors are transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy. Watch the video.


Aug 2013 Time-Release Study (TRS) Training to Customize TRS Tools To be confirmed
Aug 2013 Training on International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) Training Standards, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, Business Networking Forum, and CFCFA Working Groups' Meeting To be confirmed
Aug 2013 Transboundary Animal Disease Control Workshop for the People's Republic of China and Mongolia To be confirmed
Sep 2013 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting Astana, Kazakhstan
Sep 2013 Study Tour of the CAREC National Focal Points To be confirmed
Sep 2013 Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2013 To be confirmed
For a list of all upcoming events, click here.


CAREC Logistics Training: Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 1-2 July 2013

18th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 26 June 2013

CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Logistics Training: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 25-27 June 2013

See all CAREC events


ENERGY: Gas Development Master Plan (Afghanistan/ADB)
The project supports the development of a 20-year development master plan for Afghanistan's emerging gas sector. Read more.

ENERGY: Advanced Electricity Metering Project Phase 2 (Uzbekistan/ADB)
The project The project will help improve energy efficiency in the power distribution sector by reducing commercial losses and improving the efficiency of electricity revenue collection. Read more.


View CAREC-related projects by priority sectors:


Same Energy, More Power: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Asia

Growing Green: The Economic Benefits of Climate Action

Trade Policy Barriers: An Obstacle to Export Diversification in Eurasia

Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade in Agricultural and Food Products


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

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