Fourth Meeting of CAREC Railway Technical Group Holds

The fourth meeting of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)’s railway technical group held on April 22-24, 2019 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The meeting was attended by CAREC member countries railway authorities’ high ranking delegations and representatives of international organizations such as World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Union of Railways (UIC), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and others.

High ranking delegation from Afghanistan Railway Authority (ARA) also participated the meeting which was held for coordinating practical measures for the implementation of the Strategy for the Development of CAREC Rail Transport to 2020 with the help of new Technical Assistance (TA) project. The TA is considered to pave the way for implementation of Strategy for the Development of Railway Transport for 2017-2030 which was planned previously.

During the meeting, it has been endorsed that CAREC members’ railways have officially introduce their focal points to ADB for providing required information to railway experts who will be hired by ADB for execution of the TA project.