From left: Michael Daly, International Consultant; Guoliang Wu, Regional Cooperation Specialist, ADB ADB Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division (CWRC); Maria Paniagua, Officer-in-Charge, ADB Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission (KYRM); Almaz Sazbakov, Deputy Minister of Economy and CAREC National Focal Point for the Kyrgyz Republic; and Alymbek Orozbekov, Director of the Investment Promotion Agency. (Click on image to enlarge)
Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized forums on special economic zone (SEZ) and industrial zone development on 22 June in the Kyrgyz Republic, and on 28-29 June in Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyz Republic Deputy Minister of Economy Almaz Sazbakov and ADB Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission's Maria Paniagua opened the event in Bishkek.
From left: Guoliang Wu, Regional Cooperation Specialist, ADB CWRC; Asel Chyngysheva, Officer-in-Charge, ADB Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM); Yerlan Khairov, Vice Minister, Ministry for Investment and Development, Kazakhstan. (Click on image to enlarge)
In Astana, Kazakhstan Vice-Minister for Investment and Development Yerlan Khairov and ADB KARM's Asel Chyngysheva opened the forum.
The forums brought together 170 participants from the government, special economic zone management companies, think-tanks, private sector, and development partners. They discussed ADB's diagnostic studies for SEZ and industrial zone development in both countries.
- CAREC Economic Corridor Development
- Operationalizing Economic Corridors in Central Asia: A Case Study of the Almaty–Bishkek Corridor