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Oct 2016Pakistan Highway Promotes Growth and Connectivity
A four-lane road linking Faisalabad to Multan is under construction. One complete, this part of the National Trade Corridor will help connect Pakistan's deep seaports with landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia.
VideoTransportPAKADB
Aug 2016Western Mongolia's Road to Development
A highway linking Mongolia to neighboring Russia and the People's Republic of China is bringing development, jobs, and social services to the country's remote western regions.
VideoTransportADB
May 2016The EBRD's Trade Facilitation
Learn how the EBRD's innovative and award winning Trade Facilitation Program promotes trade across its region of operations and beyond.
VideoTrade FacilitationEBRD
Dec 2015CAREC: Helping the Economy Grow in Uzbekistan
As of 2015, more than $5.31 billion has been invested in transport and energy in Uzbekistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoTransportUZBCAREC
Dec 2015CAREC: Increasing Opportunities in Tajikistan
As of 2015, around $1.13 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Tajikistan through the CAREC Program
VideoTransportTAJCAREC
Dec 2015CAREC: Improving Transport and Trade in Pakistan
As of 2015, more than $1.03 billion has been invested in transport and trade in Pakistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoTransportPAKCAREC
Dec 2015CAREC: Increasing Trade in Mongolia
As of 2015, around $560 million has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Mongolia through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoTrade FacilitationMONCAREC
Dec 2015CAREC: Creating Future Prosperity in the Kyrgyz Republic
More than $1.12 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in the Kyrgyz Republic through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoTransportKGZCAREC
Dec 2015CAREC: Looking to a Vibrant Future in Kazakhstan
As of 2015, more than $8.27 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Kazakhstan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoTransportKAZCAREC
Dec 2015CAREC: Building Prosperity through Trade in Azerbaijan
As of 2015, around $4.47 billion has been invested in transport and energy projects in Azerbaijan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoTrade FacilitationAZECAREC
Sep 2015CAREC: Securing Energy through Integration
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program aims to secure energy through the balanced development of the region's energy infrastructure, stronger integration of energy markets, and economic growth through energy trade. Since 2001, CAREC has invested more than $5.2 billion in 37 projects, mostly aimed at expanding bilateral electricity trade and improving the regional power network.
VideoEnergyREGCAREC
Sep 2015CAREC: Intensifying Economic Activity in Transport Corridors
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program focuses investment and other activities on developing the six competitive transport corridors that link north, south, east, and west throughout Central Asia. Since 2001, CAREC has invested at more than $19 billion in transport projects along 6 corridor routes.
VideoTransportREGCAREC
Sep 2015CAREC: Expanding Trade through Regional Cooperation
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program seeks to expand trade by modernizing customs processes and border crossing, helping all CAREC member countries join the World Trade Organization, and building countries’ capacity in trade and trade policy.
VideoTrade PolicyREGCAREC
Sep 2015CAREC: Expanding Trade through Modern, Reformed Border Crossing
The six member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program are working together to move people, goods, and vehicles across borders faster, more efficiently, and at least cost. Since 2002, CAREC has mobilized around $268 million for projects that support growth in trade.
VideoTrade FacilitationREGCAREC
Jul 2015Mongolian prime minister visits EBRD
Prime Minister Saikhanbileg Chimed visited the EBRD headquarters in London and said Mongolia is "open for business."
VideoRegional CooperationEBRD
Apr 2015Kyrgyz Republic: Building for Growth
With the support of development partners like ADB, Kyrgyz Republic has made considerable progress in its transition to becoming a market economy.
PhotoEconomyKGZADB
Apr 2015Azerbaijan's Fast Track to Development to Benefit Future Generations
Azerbaijan is taking steps to expand the base of its oil-dependent economy, laying the foundation for the future of the country's next generation.
VideoTransportAZEADB
Apr 2015ADB Assistance Works: Just Ask Afghan Road Users
Millions have benefited from roads built or upgraded by ADB between 2011 and 2014.
VideoTransportAFGADB
Mar 2015Azerbaijan and the Caspian Corridor
Azerbaijani Energy Minister Natig Aliyev on the global importance of Caspian energy resources, speaking at the 3rd Caspian Corridor Conference held at the EBRD office in London.
VideoEnergyAZEEBRD
Feb 2015Azerbaijan and ADB: Celebrating 15 years of partnership
These images highlight some of the major accomplishments of the 15-year effort to help Azerbaijan achieve its development targets and ensure inclusive growth.
PhotoTransportAZEADB
Feb 2015Urban Heating Options for the Kyrgyz Republic
A new World Bank study identifies viable heating options and related investment measures to meet heat demand in urban residential and public buildings in the country.
PhotoEnergyKGZWorld Bank
Feb 2015The Missing Link of Railroads
With support from the World Bank, Azerbaijan is investing in its railroads, which many see as a crucial link between the oil fields and markets to the west.
VideoTransportAZEWorld Bank
Dec 2014Presenting the Almaty Ring Road
This landmark public-private partnership, backed by the EBRD, IFC and the Kazakh Government, is the first under a new regulatory framework and could lead to more such partnerships in Kazakhstan's infrastructure sector.
VideoTransportKAZEBRD
Nov 2014Tajikistan: The EBRD and Hydroelectric Power
The EBRD is channeling more than $75 million to repair and rehabilitate one of the country's crucially important hydroelectric power plants - at the Qairokkum dam.
VideoEnergyTAJEBRD
Oct 2014ADB-Azerbaijan: Foundation of a bright future
The 15-year partnership between ADB and Azerbaijan has brought the Central Asian country substantial benefits, contributing to its remarkable development in recent years.
VideoTransport, EnergyAZEADB
Oct 2014Powering education in Azerbaijan
A teacher illustrates how a robust energy infrastructure is now providing Azerbaijan with the electricity needed to run its schools.
VideoEnergyAZEADB
Oct 2014Better roads spur trade in Azerbaijan
A truck driver relates how upgraded roads in Azerbaijan are helping producers deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to the country's markets faster.
VideoTransportAZEADB
Sep 2014The Road of Life
Road rehabilitation works along segments of the Osh-Batken-Isfana road in the Kyrgyz Republic result in an increase and diversification of local and trans-border trade.
VideoTransportWorld Bank
Jun 2014World Bank Group launches Country Partnership Strategy 2015-2018 for Tajikistan
Christopher Miller, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Country Officer for Tajikistan, highlights key areas of IFC support to Tajikistan.
VideoEnergy, TransportTAJWorld Bank
Apr 2014ADB and Kazakhstan: A Fruitful Partnership
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been working with the Government of Kazakhstan since the country's independence in 1991, a partnership that has helped the country move from a centrally planned to a market-driven economy.
VideoRegional CooperationKAZADB
Apr 2014ADB and Kazakhstan: Connecting East and West
In landlocked Kazakhstan, connectivity is key to economic development. The government is upgrading more than 2,700 km of road to eventually link the People's Republic of China to Europe. ADB, along with partners, is funding a 470 km stretch of the road in Zhambyl Oblast.
VideoTransportKAZADB
Apr 2014Shared Prosperity in Europe and Central Asia
Hans Timmer, World Bank's Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, shares recommendations on what it would take to pave the way to shared prosperity in the region.
VideoRegional CooperationREGWorld Bank
Mar 2014Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund receives boost from donors
The Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund is managed by the ADB and is helping to build and run infrastructure to promote security and drive development. The governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan are providing an additional $286 million to the fund.
VideoTransportAFGADB
Mar 2014Can One Country's Electricity Surplus Be Another Country's Gain?
A new electricity transmission system, to connect the countries of Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Afghanistan and Pakistan, called CASA-1000, would help make the most efficient use of clean hydropower resources in the Central Asia by enabling them to transfer and sell their electricity surplus during the summer months to the deficient countries in South Asia.
VideoEnergyAFG, KGZ, PAK, TAJWorld Bank
Dec 2013New EBRD Country Strategy for Kazakhstan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Managing Director for Turkey, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Olivier Descamps shares the highlights and priorities of the bank's new country strategy for Kazakhstan.
VideoTransport, Energy, EconomyKAZEBRD
Dec 2013Kyrgyz Republic: Promoting Gender Equality in Municipal Services
The EBRD and its donors are supporting the revival of the trolleybus service in Bishkek and the municipal company's gender equality plan.
VideoTransportEBRD
Nov 2013CAREC Connects
CAREC connects countries, economies, and people by supporting transport, trade, and energy projects.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Nov 2013CAREC: Expanding trade through modern, reformed border crossing
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program seeks to expand trade by modernizing customs processes and border crossing, helping all CAREC member countries join the World Trade Organization, and building countries’ capacity in trade and trade policy. Since 2001, CAREC has invested at least $247 million in trade projects.
VideoTrade PolicyREGCAREC
Aug 2013Upgrading and Stabilizing Power Supply in Tajikistan
Asian Development Bank upgrades the obsolete Nurek hydroelectric plant which supplies electricity to majority of the country's population.
VideoEnergyTAJADB
Jul 2013Improved Tajikistan Road Changes Lives
Travel time between Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic has been reduced, which is improving access to social services and boosting regional trade and cooperation.
VideoTransportTAJ, KGZADB
Jun 2013Linking 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.
VideoRegional CooperationAFGCAREC
Jun 2013Creating Future Prosperity in the Kyrgyz Republic
Since 2001, a total of $614 million has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in the Kyrgyz Republic through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationKGZCAREC
Jun 2013Increasing Trade in Mongolia
Since 2003, a total of $419 million has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Mongolia through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationMONCAREC
Jun 2013Looking 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.
VideoRegional CooperationKAZCAREC
Jun 2013Customs for Connectivity: CAREC
Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Kunio Mikuriya, talks about the need for harmonized customs procedures and practices to boost trade connectivity and promote economic growth in the CAREC region.
VideoTrade FacilitationREGADB
Jun 2013Raising Living Standards in the People's Republic of China
Since 2002, a total of $1.57 billion has been invested in transport and trade in the People's Republic of China through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationPRCCAREC
Jun 2013A Global Future for Eurasia
CAREC is a committed partnership of 10 countries, supported by six multilateral institution partners. Its priorities are transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Jun 2013Building Prosperity through Trade in Azerbaijan
Since 2003, a total of $3.9 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Azerbaijan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationAZECAREC
Jun 2013Improving Trade and Energy in Pakistan
Since 2010, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program has been planning a hub of economic activity in Pakistan.
VideoRegional CooperationPAKCAREC
Jun 2013Increasing Opportunities in Tajikistan
Since 2001, a total of $869 million has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Tajikistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationTAJCAREC
Jun 2013Cutting Travel Time in Turkmenistan
Since 2010, a total of $569 million has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Turkmenistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationTKMCAREC
Jun 2013Helping the Economy Grow in Uzbekistan
Since 2001, a total of $2.7 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy in Uzbekistan through the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
VideoRegional CooperationUZBCAREC
May 2013Better Economic Infrastructure and More Opportunities: Why IDA Matters for Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyz Republic’s First Vice Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbaev talks about how IDA can support the country's development. IDA is the World Bank's fund for the 82 poorest countries in the world.
VideoRegional CooperationKGZWorld Bank
Nov 2012IMF Says Caucasus and Central Asia Outlook is Favorable
Countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia continue to post a solid recovery from the global financial crisis, and the region’s economic outlook remains favorable, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest assessment.
VideoEconomy, Regional CooperationREGIMF
Oct 2012WTO welcomes Tajikistan
The World Trade Organization's (WTO) General Council paved the way for Tajikistan's WTO membership by approving its accession package. Tajikistan will have to ratify the deal and become WTO's 159th member 30 days after the ratification.
VideoTrade PolicyTAJWTO
Sep 2012Kazakhstan's Rising Income Status
The Asian Development Bank's partnership with Kazakhstan was forged in 1994, providing much needed support in agriculture, education, finance, industry, enterprise sector reforms, and delivery of social services. Today, the extent of economic and social progress taking place across the country is hard to ignore.
PhotoEconomyKAZADB
Sep 2012Uzbekistan: On a Fast Track to Development
Since 1995, the Asian Development Bank has supported Uzbekistan's efforts toward environmentally sustainable rural development, as well as the development of the private sector, regional transport and transit routes, and human capital. Robust economic progress has brought steady gains in living standards and investments in large infrastructure projects.
PhotoEconomy, TransportUZBADB
Jul 2012Afghanistan: The Next Decade and Beyond
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided nearly $2.9 billion in concessional loans, grants, and technical assistance since ADB's operations resumed in Afghanistan in 2002. ADB hopes to improve the lives of millions of people, by 2020.
PhotoEconomy, Transport, EnergyAFGADB
May 2012CAREC Advisor Mr Lan Wu on Regional Cooperation in Central Asia
CAREC Advisor Mr Lan Wu discussed the role of the Asian Development Bank in improving regional cooperation in Central Asia. The discussion focused on the work of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. He was interviewed by Ms. Zhanat Yertlessova, host of Professional Talk, who is also an economist and freelance adviser to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. The interview took place on 7 October 2010.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Apr 2012Mongolia Moving Forward
The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Mongolia have agreed on a new 5-year development assistance strategy that aims to help the country diversify its economy and tackle poverty issues.
PhotoEconomy, TransportMONADB
Feb 2012Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC): Building a Global Future
As the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program celebrates 10 years of regional economic cooperation in Central Asia and neighboring countries, this video highlights CAREC achievements in the sectors of transport, trade, and energy. The partnership includes member 10 countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Transport, Trade Facilitation, Trade Policy, EnergyREGCAREC
Jan 2012Children Dream of Bright and Modern Future for Tajikistan and Its Neighbors
Children from Dushanbe entered a drawing contest to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program.
PhotoRegional CooperationTAJADB
Oct 2011Highlights from the Central Asia Atlas
The Central Asia Atlas brings to its readers a sense of the beauty and wealth in Central Asia, the issues its people face in using and conserving natural resources, and the efforts toward sustainable development.
PhotoEconomyREGADB
May 2011EBRD 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.
VideoEconomy, Transport, Poverty ReductionREGEBRD
Mar 2011Infrastructure Essential for Afghanistan's Security - ADB
Juan Miranda, Director General of ADB’s Central and West Asia Department, discusses why infrastructure is essential for Afghanistan’s security and development.
VideoTransport, EnergyAFGADB
Jan 2011Asian Development Bank to Fund Completion of Afghanistan Ring Road
Work on last remaining section of Afghanistan's 2,700-kilometer Ring Road is set to begin soon thanks to a $340 million grant from ADB.
VideoTransportAFGADB
Nov 2010A New Silk Road
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has provided loans for several key projects in the transport sector in Kazakhstan. The projects will help integrate Central Asian countries into the international road network and strengthen vital trade links between Western Europe and Asia.
VideoTransportKAZEBRD
Nov 2010Improving the Road Network in Central Asia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) ensures that its transport projects have a long-lasting impact. Sue Barrett, Director for Transport, explains how the EBRD cooperates with other international financial institutions and how it helps the sector's institutional development through technical cooperation grants.
VideoTransportREGEBRD
Oct 2010Azerbaijan: Roads that Build Networks
From Azerbaijan you can travel by road to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. That's why the Government of Azerbaijan has been pouring money into its north-south and east-west arteries—and it's aiming to have a network of motorways by 2015.
VideoTransportAZEWorld Bank
Oct 2010Toward a Modern Silk Road: How a Shifting Global Economy is Intensifying Economic Links between the Middle East and Asia
The past few years have witnessed a renewal of economic ties between the Middle East and Asia, two regions linked by the historic Silk Route.
VideoRegional Cooperation, Trade Facilitation, Economy, FinanceREGIMF
Oct 2010Azerbaijan Highway Program
The World Bank has supported Azerbaijan's road sector modernization through its Highway Program, which is being undertaken in three phases.
VideoTransportAZEWorld Bank
Jul 2010ADB and Tajikistan Launch a New Country Partnership Strategy
Tajikistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed on a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for 2010-2014, which will advance Tajikistan's drive to strengthen energy supplies and transport links, and to develop a vibrant private sector to help the economy diversify.
VideoEnergy, Transport, Private SectorTAJADB
Jun 2010New Afghanistan Rail Line Speeds Flow of Humanitarian Aid
ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda has inaugurated a 75-kilometer stretch of railway connecting the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif to the country's northern border, providing a vital humanitarian lifeline for the country.
VideoTransportAFGADB
May 2010Lifeline for Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, ADB is supporting the construction of a 75 km railway linking Hairatan, on the border with Uzbekistan, to Mazare-e-Sharif, Afghanistan's second largest city. The railway will provide a vital lifeline for Afghanistan.
VideoTransportAFGADB
Apr 2010Projects, People and Places - Uzbekistan Grows with Help from ADB
Four photo essays on Uzbekistan presenting ADB's contributions to small businesses, improvements in the rail system, upgrades to regional road networks, and modernized textbooks.
PhotoTransport, EconomyUZBADB
Apr 2010How Small Amounts Can Make Big Change - ADB
With easier access to loans, small businesses are changing the face of the Uzbek economy.
VideoEconomyUZBADB
Apr 2010Modern Highways Rejuvenate Ancient Trade Links - ADB
Burgeoning regional road networks are creating jobs and helping commerce blossom in Central Asia.
VideoTransport, Trade FacilitationREGADB
Apr 2010New Silk Road on Track - ADB
Faster, more modern trains are revitalizing the ancient Silk Road.
VideoTransportUZBADB
Apr 2010Modern Highways Rejuvenate Ancient Trade Links
The new four-lane highway stretching across the Kazakh border will shorten transport time and generate better profits.
PhotoTransportUZBADB
Apr 2010New Silk Road on Track
Uzbekistan's railroads have been modernized and rehabilitated by the assistance of ADB.
PhotoTransportUZBADB
Apr 2010How Small Amounts Can Make Big Change
Small loans are expanding people's potential in Uzbekistan.
PhotoEconomy, Poverty ReductionADB
Sep 2009Western Europe-Western China Corridor Project
The corridor project is the largest World Bank loan in history. Kazakhstan will have important trade links with the People's Republic of China to the Russian Federation, and with the European Union.
VideoTransportKAZWorld Bank
Aug 2009Energy is Life: A Steady Supply of Electricity is Changing Lives in Afghanistan
After more than three decades of conflict, much of Afghanistan's power transmission and distribution infrastructure was destroyed. Bringing reliable electricity to the people of Afghanistan is a key component of the ADB's strategy to support Afghanistan's reconstruction and development.
PhotoEnergyAFGADB
Aug 2009Kabul Lights Up - ADB
For the first time in more than a generation, many of Kabul, Afghanistan's 4 million people are enjoying the benefits of electricity. In January 2009, power began to flow into Kabul along an ADB-funded transmission line running from neighboring Uzbekistan.
VideoEnergyAFGADB
Aug 2009Bringing Electricity to Afghanistan - Juan Miranda, ADB
Juan Miranda, Director General of ADB's Central and West Asia Department, talks about ADB's role in bringing electricity to Afghanistan.
VideoEnergyAFGADB
Aug 2009Mr. Ahmed Wali Shairzay, Deputy Energy Minister of Afghanistan
Afghanistan's Deputy Energy Minister, Mr. Ahmed Wali Shairzay, talks on the economic value and social benefits of bringing new electricity supply into Kabul.
VideoEnergyAFGADB
Jun 2009In for the Long Haul - World Business
World Business: Currently, less than 1% of trade between Europe and Asia is carried by road along the Silk Route. However, efforts are now underway to create a land bridge on the Eurasian continent.
VideoTransportREGWorld Business
Mar 2009Tajikistan, ADB Mark 10 Years of Partnership
On 19 March 2009, Asian Development Bank's Vice President Xiaoyu Zhao met with Tajikistan President Emomali Rakhmon on the sidelines of the 10th anniversary of partnership between ADB and Tajikistan.
PhotoEconomyTAJADB
Nov 2008A New Silk Road Links Asia to Europe - ADB
The Asian Development Bank has extended $700 million to Kazakhstan for a new 2,715 kilometer (1,687 mile) road linking Asia to Europe. This 'new silk road' will boost trade between Beijing and Brussels, and create extraordinary opportunities for the region's people.
VideoTransportKAZADB
Jun 2008Afghanistan's Ring Road - ADB
An interview of Juan Miranda, Director General, Central and West Asia Department on building the last remaining link of an all-weather road connecting Afghanistan's major cities.
VideoTransportAFGADB
Jun 2008Caravan of Dreams (1/3)
The first part of the three-part presentation on the benefits of regional cooperation in Central Asia.
VideoRegional CooperationREGADB
Jun 2008Caravan of Dreams (2/3)
The second part of the three-part presentation on the benefits of regional cooperation in Central Asia.
VideoRegional CooperationREGADB
Jun 2008Caravan of Dreams (3/3)
The last part of the three-part presentation on the benefits of regional cooperation in Central Asia.
VideoRegional CooperationREGADB
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