Features

2011

  • 31 December 2011
    ADB Pledges $4.7 Billion to CAREC 2020
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated $4.7 billion over the next 3 years to support the new 10-year strategy for the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. [More]
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  • 31 December 2011
    Regional Cooperation on Track as CAREC Endorses 10-Year Strategy
    Ministers from the 10-country Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program endorsed CAREC 2020, a framework for intensified regional cooperation that promises to build on the program's first decade of achievement. [More]
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  • 31 December 2011
    15th Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting
    21 November 2011 • Baku, Azerbaijan

    The 15th TPCC Meeting presented trade policy-related topics such as trade status and trade policy of Pakistan and Turkmenistan; the impact of the Customs Union on the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan; and progress of the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan (TPSAP). For details, visit the TPCC Meeting event page.
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  • 31 December 2011
    CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting
    22 November 2011 • Baku, Azerbaijan

    Senior government officials of the 10 CAREC countries, together with multilateral institution partners, discussed items for the consideration of the 10th Ministerial Conference. For details, visit the CAREC Senior Officials’ Meeting page.
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  • 31 December 2011
    10th Ministerial Conference
    23–24 November 2011 • Baku, Azerbaijan

    The 2011 Ministerial Conference celebrated 10 years of successful collaboration and regional cooperation by the 10 partners of the CAREC Program. Among the items endorsed was CAREC’s new strategic framework—CAREC 2020—that will guide the Program over the next 10 years toward expanded trade and increased competitiveness in all CAREC countries. For details, visit the Ministerial Conference page.
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  • 30 December 2011
    New CAREC Program Website launched
    Two years—and 38,000 hits—after its original launch, the new CAREC Program website was announced at the Senior Officials’ Meeting on 22 November 2011, a day before the 10th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC). [More]
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  • 11 December 2011
    CAREC through the Years
    In 2001, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program invested in six projects for a combined value of $247 million in Central Asia and neighboring countries. Ten years later, investments reached $17 billion and over 120 projects. To appreciate CAREC’s milestones, view its timeline.
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  • 11 December 2011
    CAREC at 10: Connectivity and Trade for Prosperity
    The thriving east–west trade that once spanned Central Eurasia along the famed Silk Road is being restored to its former glory thanks to growing transport and trade links being rolled out under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program. [More]
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  • 10 December 2011
    Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan welcome Afghanistan into Cross-Border Transport Accord
    Senior officials of the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan welcomed Afghanistan to their CBTA at a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on 23–25 August 2011. Delegations of all three countries agreed on the final draft of the protocol of Afghanistan's accession, which is expected to be signed at the 10th CAREC Ministerial Conference. [ More... ]
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  • 9 December 2011
    CAREC highway linking Kyrgyz Republic and PRC gets $55 million ADB loan
    A third highway project along the 539-kilometer (km) stretch of CAREC Corridor 1 from the Kyrgyz Republic’s capital Bishkek to Torugart, near the boundary of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China (PRC), will receive a $55 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). [ More... ]
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  • 9 December 2011
    Mongolia builds a regional logistics facility on PRC border
    The Government of Mongolia, supported by the Asian Development Bank, will build a high-tech, multimodal logistics facility in Zamyn Uud on the southeast border with the People’s Republic of China. The facility will help expand and speed up trade of Mongolia, and increase its global competitiveness. [ More... ]
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  • 9 December 2011
    EBRD Donors and Central Asia
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development donors provide funding in support of key areas of operations in Central Asia. In 2010, EBRD donors committed €32 million for the region.
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  • 28 September 2011
    CAREC senior officials meet to finalize new strategic framework
    On 7-8 June 2011, senior officials from the 10 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program met in Baku, Azerbaijan to finalize a new 10-year strategic framework that will further develop regional cooperation in transport, trade, and energy. [ More... ]
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  • 1 August 2011
    World Bank approves $110 million loan to improve electricity supply in four regions of Uzbekistan
    The World Bank approved a $110 million loan for the Talimarjan Transmission Project in Uzbekistan. The project aims to improve the reliability of electricity supply in the southwestern regions of Samarkand, Kashkadarya, Navoyi, and Bukhara. [ More... ]
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  • 20 July 2011
    Turkmenistan gets $125 million ADB loan for a regional railway project
    Turkmenistan will receive a $125 million loan, its first from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to fund the North–South Railway Project, to install power, signaling, and telecommunication systems on 311 kilometers of the 934 km planned North–South Railway Corridor.
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  • 9 June 2011
    CAREC Corridor 3 road project gets $120 million ADB grant
    Tajikistan Finance Minister Safarali Najmuddinov and the Asian Development Bank’s Tajikistan Country Director Joji Tokeshi signed a $120 million grant on 20 January 2011 to upgrade a 62-kilometer road linking the Tajik capital Dushanbe with the Uzbekistan border at Tursunzade. [ More... ]
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  • 7 April 2011
    Development Effectiveness Review: Building the Baseline 2009
    The 2009 CAREC Development Effectiveness Review uses the overall CAREC results framework to monitor and assess progress made during 2009 toward the objectives of CAREC's Comprehensive Action Plan. It also sets an initial baseline for future annual monitoring of the Program. [ View the entire publication. ]
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  • 7 April 2011
    Afghanistan to receive $341.5 million for road and power projects
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $341.5 million in grants and technical assistance to Afghanistan for the completion of the country’s vital Ring Road and improvement of its power sector. A grant amounting to $340 million will fund the construction of the 233-kilometer section of the Ring Road. [ More... ]
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  • 7 April 2011
    ADB grant to prepare modernization plans for Central Asia's cross border points
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2 million technical assistance grant for a feasibility study to upgrade and modernize border crossing points in Central Asia. The grant will help identify basic infrastructure investment needs at the borders of six priority road corridors in CAREC countries. [ More... ]
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  • 21 January 2011
    A Perfect 10 for CAREC
    Turkmenistan and Pakistan become CAREC members

    As the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program prepares for its next decade of regional cooperation, Ministers at the 9th Ministerial Conference in Cebu, Philippines welcomed the accession of two new members - Turkmenistan and Pakistan - increasing the Program’s member countries from 8 to 10. [ More... ]
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  • 21 January 2011
    First Cross-Border Transport Agreement Signed under CAREC
    The Kyrgyz Republic’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications Kubanychbek Mamaev and Tajikistan’s Minister of Transport and Communications Olimjon Boboev signed the first cross-border transport agreement (CBTA) under the CAREC Program on 2 December 2010. [ More... ]
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