Features

2017

  • 31 July 2017
    A sneak peek at CAREC’s new strategy

    The new strategy is an important milestone and a collective opportunity to unleash the potential of regional cooperation for Central Asia. Read more

     

    Learn more about the CAREC 2030 Long-Term Strategic Framework from the CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting (June 2017)

     

     

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  • 18 July 2017
    Time for SMEs in CAREC to move beyond borders

    The improved connectivity of the region provides opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in CAREC countries to inject new life in the economies of the program's member countries. Read more

    Learn more about Trade Facilitation in CAREC

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  • 29 June 2017
    CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting

    Senior officials from CAREC and partner institutions met to discuss and provide guidance on the new CAREC long-term strategy. Read more

    View summary of proceedings in English and Russian

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  • 22 June 2017
    24th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting

    Trade policy officials from CAREC member countries, and representatives from multilateral development partners and CAREC Institute met to take stock in the implementation of the CAREC Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan 2013-2017. Read more

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  • 30 May 2017
    Consultation Workshops on New Long-Term CAREC Strategy

    Consultations were held with key stakeholders in Azerbaijan and Tajikistan on a new long-term strategy for CAREC. Read more

    Consultation Workshop on New Long-Term CAREC Strategy (Afghanistan and Pakistan)

    Consultation Workshop on New Long-Term CAREC Strategy (Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic)

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  • 29 May 2017
    16th Transport Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting

    Representatives of 11 CAREC member countries and development partners met to review the implementation of the Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 and discuss opportunities from Georgia’s accession to CAREC. Read more

    CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy

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  • 23 May 2017
    CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee Meeting

    delegates from CAREC countries and institutions discussed strategic directions of regional energy activities—including regional energy trade, energy–water linkages, capacity development, and knowledge management—and clean energy. Read more

    CAREC Energy Work Plan 2016-2020

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  • 12 May 2017
    CAREC Knowledge Sharing Program on ICT for Energy

    Participants learned from a number of key initiatives implemented in the Republic of Korea through site visits and interactive discussion sessions on smart-grid, energy management, and storage systems, among others. Read more

    CAREC Energy Work Plan 2016–2020

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  • 3 May 2017
    Consultation Workshops on New CAREC Strategy

    Consultations were held with key stakeholders in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Pakistan on a new long-term strategy for CAREC.

    Consultation Workshop on New Long-Term CAREC Strategy (Afghanistan and Pakistan)

    Consultation Workshop on New Long-Term CAREC Strategy (Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic)

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  • 24 April 2017
    ADB approves $80 million for Uzbekistan railway electrification

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an $80 million loan for the electrification of 145 kilometers of railway in Uzbekistan, linking the cities of Pap, Namangan, and Andijan. The electrified track is part of the CAREC Corridor 2, a critical transport link in the region. Read more

    View all CAREC projects in Uzbekistan

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  • 17 April 2017
    ADB, Afghanistan launch transport sector master plan update

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Afghanistan unveiled a comprehensive Transport Sector Master Plan Update that will help Afghanistan develop its transport infrastructure covering roads, railways, civil aviation, urban transport, trade logistics, and other related operations. Read more

    View all CAREC projects in Afghanistan

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  • 10 April 2017
    CAREC Aviation Consultation Workshop

    Representatives from the 11 CAREC Program member countries met to discuss CAREC's potential role in facilitating greater regional cooperation and integration in aviation. Participants included senior transport and civil aviation officials, airline carrier representatives, development partners, and stakeholders. Read more

    ADB News Release: CAREC Aviation Officials Discuss Regional Air Cooperation

     

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  • 3 April 2017
    ADB investment in Batumi bypass to improve logistics, transport in Georgia
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $114 million loan to help improve regional connectivity and road transport efficiency in Georgia, while strengthening the country's bid to become a regional transport and logistics hub. Read more

     

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  • 8 March 2017
    Almaty–Bishkek Economic Corridor Strategic Planning Meeting

    Senior government officials from Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic joined the meeting and agreed on deliverables for 2017, which include projects in agriculture and tourism, an implementation plan, and supporting institutions for Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor regional cooperation. Read more

    Learn more about Economic Corridor Development in CAREC

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  • 8 March 2017
    Electric Train Brings Uzbekistan One Step Closer to Silk Railroad Dreams

    The Asian Development Bank provided $100 million for the electrification of a 140-kilometer railway track between the cities of Samarkand and Karshi. The new railway, which is one of the most advanced in Central Asia, is promoting trade, regional connectivity, and local industry. Watch video

    Learn more about the CAREC Program in Uzbekistan

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