Projects
CAREC is a practical, project-based program that has grown from 6 projects worth $247 million in 2001, to 166 projects worth $27.7 billion in 2015.

Projects Supported by the CAREC Program

From a modest start, the number and value of CAREC projects-including loans, grants, and technical assistance-have grown rapidly from 2001 to 2015. Regional cooperation has proved to be a powerful planning tool that helps the CAREC countries prioritize and implement national projects that bring regional impact and benefit.

Volume of Approved CAREC-Related Projects, By Sector, Cumulative since 2001




Complete Projects List

Each project entry contains detailed information, including a description, country coverage, priority area or sector, expected outputs and outcomes, approval and expected completion dates, funding type and amount, and related links and documents. The list also includes CAREC-related technical assistance programs.

You can view the complete list of funding agencies below.

Project Title Sectors Countries Funding Agencies Funding Types Approval Year Status
MFF 2: Energy Development 2014-2023 (Supplementary) Energy Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2016 Ongoing
Preparation of CAREC Corridors 5 and 6 (Salang Corridor) Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, AITF Grant 2016 Ongoing
MFF II: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 1 Energy Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG Grant 2015 Ongoing
Renewable Energy Development Energy Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
Transport Sector Master Plan Update Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program – Tranche 4 Transport Afghanistan ADB, EU, GAFG Grant 2014 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 5 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2013 Ongoing
North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG Grant 2013 Ongoing
MFF 2: Energy Development 2014-2023 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Addendum to the Afghanistan Power Sector Master Plan Energy Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2013 Completed
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3 Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2013 Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program – Tranche 2 (Additional Financing) Transport Afghanistan AITF Grant 2013 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2012 Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG Grant 2012 Ongoing
MFF: Road Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2 Transport Afghanistan AITF Grant 2012 Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Afghanistan Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG, GDEN, GUKG Grant 2011 Ongoing
MFF: Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1 Transport Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG Grant 2011 Ongoing
Regional Power Interconnection Project Energy Afghanistan, Turkmenistan ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
MFF: Road Network Development Project, Tranche 2 Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2010 Ongoing
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) - Supplementary Energy Afghanistan ADB Grant 2010 Completed
Power Sector Master Plan Energy Afghanistan JFPR Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Railway Development Study (Supplementary) Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Grant 2010 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Project 2 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2009 Ongoing
Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Development Program Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2009 Completed
Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project, Additional Financing Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Grant 2009 Completed
Railway Development Study Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
MFF: Road Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1 Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2008 Completed
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 Energy Afghanistan ADB Grant 2008 Ongoing
Development of Mini Hydropower Plants in Badakhshan and Bamyan Provinces Energy Afghanistan JFPR Grant 2008 Completed
Energy for Rural Development Afghanistan Energy Afghanistan UNDP Technical Assistance 2008 Completed
Road Network Development Project 1 (Bala Murghab to Leman) Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2007 Ongoing
Preparing the Central Asia-South Asia Regional Electricity Market Project Energy Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2007 Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) Energy Afghanistan ADB, ARTF, GAFG Loan 2006 Completed
Capacity Building for Customs and Trade Facilitation Trade Facilitation Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
North-South Corridor Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG, JFPR Grant, Loan 2006 Completed
Rehabilitation of Bamian-Yakawlang Road Transport Afghanistan JFPR Grant 2006 Completed
Road Rehabilitation and Capacity Building Cluster Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Building the Capacity of the Ministry of Commerce for Trade and Transit Facilitation Trade Facilitation Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Capacity Building for Road Sector Institutions Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Qaisar-Bala Murghab Road Project Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2005 Ongoing
Capacity Strengthening of the Civil Aviation Sector Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Power Transmission and Distribution Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant, Loan 2005 Completed
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project - Supplemental Grant Transport Afghanistan WB Grant 2005 Completed
Cross-Border Trade and Transport Facilitation Trade Facilitation Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Andkhoy-Qaisar Road Project Transport Afghanistan ADB Loan 2004 Completed
Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project, Phase 1 Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG, UNOPS Loan 2004 Completed
Master Plan for Road Network Improvement Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Loan 2003 Completed
Preparing the Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
Preparing the Herat-Andkhoy Road Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
Feasibility Study for Power Transmission and Distribution Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, KfW Loan 2003 Completed
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project Transport Afghanistan GAFG, OFS, WB Loan 2003 Completed
Feasibility Studies of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Natural Gas Pipeline Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Funding Agencies
ACG = Arab Coordination Group, ADB = Asian Development Bank, AITF = Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund, AOJSC = Azerenergy Open Joint-Stock Company, APG = Altay Prefecture Government (PRC), ARTF = Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, Barki Tajik = Barki Tajik, BCPR = Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, BMAP = Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture Government (PRC), CAREC = Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, CDB = China Development Bank (People's Republic of China), DBK = Development Bank of Kazakhstan, DFID = Department for International Development, e-AKPF = e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund (Republic of Korea), EBRD = European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EDB = Eurasian Development Bank, ENVSEC = Environment and Security Initiative, EU = European Union, EU-TACIS = European Union-Technical Assistance for the Commonwealth of Independent States, FRDU = Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, GDEN = Government of Denmark, GEF = Global Environment Facility, GFIN = Government of Finland, GGER = Government of Germany, GROK = Government of the Republic of Korea, GRUS = Government of the Russian Federation, GUKG = Government of the United Kingdom, GUSA = Government of the United States, GXUAR = Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (PRC), IFC = International Finance Corporation, IsDB = Islamic Development Bank, JFPR = Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency, KfW = Kreditanstalt fr Wiederaufbau (KfW Bankengruppe), MOC-PRC = Ministry of Communications - People's Republic of China, NDF = Nordic Development Fund, OFS = Other Fund Sources, OPEC Fund = OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development, PPIAF = Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, PRCF = People's Republic of China (PRC) Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund, Saudi Fund = Saudi Fund for Development, SDC = Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Shared = Shared, TIKA = Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency, UNDP = United Nations Development Programme, UNESCAP = United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UNOPS = United Nations Office for Project Services, UZEN = Uzbekenergo, WB = World Bank, YMG = Yining Municipal Government (PRC)