17th CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: 2-3 April 2014

Energy sector focal points of CAREC member countries, officials from energy ministries and agencies, and representatives from multilateral development partners reviewed the implementation progress of the Energy Work Plan (EWP) 2013-2015.

The meeting also discussed directions for the ESCC and included country presentations by participants from Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

The EWP is built on the foundation of the Energy Action Plan Framework, which addresses a number of issues related to regional energy demand-supply balance and infrastructure, regional dispatch and regulatory development, and energy-water linkages.

The EWP focuses on six key elements: (i) developing the Central Asia-South Asia Energy Corridor, (ii) resolving regional energy dispatch and trade issues, (iii) managing energy-water linkages, (iv) mobilizing funds to build energy assets, (v) implementing energy priority projects, and (vi) building capacity and managing knowledge.

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