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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. 36 / 1-30 September 2013

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Issue No. 36 • 1-30 September 2013
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$70 million grant improves road connectivity in Tajikistan
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $70 million grant to improve the road safety and maintenance of Corridors 3 and 5. Read more.
CAREC national focal points discuss sector updates
CAREC national focal points met in Bangkok to discuss preparations for the 12th Ministerial Conference. Read more.
CFCFA discusses 2014 work plans
CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations held its annual meeting in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Read more.


Upgrading and stabilizing power supply in Tajikistan
ADB upgrades the obsolete Nurek hydroelectric plant which supplies electricity to most of the country's population. Watch video.

Helsinki Commission holds briefing on CAREC progress in Afghanistan
The Helsinki Commission held a briefing on the rehabilitation of the Silk Road in Central Asia and CAREC's priority projects in Afghanistan. Read more.

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.



Looking to a vibrant future in Kazakhstan
Since 2001, a total of $7.9 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Kazakhstan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. Watch the video.


CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting and 12th Ministerial Conference
Astana, Kazakhstan: 23-24 October 2013

Senior government officials of the 10 CAREC member countries and representatives of multilateral development partners will gather at the Senior Officials' Meeting and Ministerial Conference. For information, email Mr. Pradeep Srivastava,

22 Oct 2013 19th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee (TPCC) Meeting Astana, Kazakhstan
Oct 2013 Time Release Study (TRS) Training to Customize TRS Tools To be confirmed
Oct 2013 Seminar on Coordinated Border Management with Field Visit to Joint Customs Control Pilot Areas (Zamyn Uud-Erenhot) To be confirmed
Nov 2013 CAREC Transboundary Animal Disease Control Workshop To be confirmed
Nov 2013 Consultation Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement To be confirmed
For a list of all upcoming events, click here.


16th CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting: Almaty, Kazakhstan, 10-12 Sep 2013

CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Meeting: Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 23 Aug 2013

CAREC Training Workshop on Time Release Study (TRS): Tashkent , Uzbekistan, 20-21 Aug 2013

For a list of all CAREC events, click here.


TRANSPORT: CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project (Tajikistan/ADB)
The project will improve regional network connectivity (CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 and associated subnetwork) and enhance regional economic cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan. Read more.

TRADE FACILITATION: CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS) (Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan/ADB)
The project will support the construction and renovation of border crossing points in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. Read more.



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