Projects
CAREC is a practical, project-based program that has grown from 6 projects worth $247 million in 2001, to 176 projects worth more than $29.4 billion in 2016.

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 2016. 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.

Amount of Loans and Grants, by Sector (as of end-2016, in $ million)




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
Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 2 Energy Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG, PRCF Grant 2016 Ongoing
MFF 2: Energy Development 2014-2023 (Supplementary) Energy Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2016 Ongoing
Toktogul Rehabilitation Phase 3 Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, EDB, GKGZ Grant, Loan 2016 Ongoing
MFF II: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 1 Energy Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG Grant 2015 Ongoing
Preparing MFF Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program Energy Azerbaijan ADB Technical Assistance 2015 Ongoing
Oshelectro Rehabilitation Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic EBRD Loan 2015 Ongoing
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Low-Carbon Urban Development Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2015 Ongoing
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Water Management in Turkmenistan Energy Turkmenistan GEF Technical Assistance 2015 Ongoing
Renewable Energy Development Energy Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
Study for a Power Sector Financing Roadmap within CAREC Energy Regional ADB, PRCF Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
Europe and the CIS Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative Energy Regional UNDP Technical Assistance 2014 Ongoing
Toktogul Rehabilitation Phase 2 Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, EDB, GKGZ Loan 2014 Ongoing
Modernization of Hydropower Stations in Tashkent, Shakhrikhan, and Kadirya Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, IsDB Loan 2013 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 5 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2013 Ongoing
Golovnaya 240-Megawatt Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ 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
Toktogul Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Technical Assistance 2013 Completed
Energy Efficiency Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Grant 2013 Ongoing
Additional Financing Energy Efficiency for Industrial Enterprises Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, WB Loan 2013 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2012 Ongoing
Takhiatash Power Plant Efficiency Improvement Project Energy Uzbekistan ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Power Sector Rehabilitation Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, Shared Grant, Loan 2012 Ongoing
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Phase 3 Energy Regional ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
Promotion of Energy Efficient Lighting in Kazakhstan Energy Kazakhstan GEF, GKAZ, UNDP Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 3 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG, GDEN, GUKG Grant 2011 Ongoing
Regional Power Interconnection Project Energy Afghanistan, Turkmenistan ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
KEGOC Osakarovka Restructuring Loan Energy Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2011 Ongoing
Talimarjan Transmission Project Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, WB Loan 2011 Completed
CASAREM-Talimarjan Power Generation and Transmission Project (Supplementary) Energy Uzbekistan ADB Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
Technology Transfer and Market Development for Small-Hydropower in Tajikistan Energy Tajikistan GEF, UNDP Technical Assistance 2011 Ongoing
Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Buildings Sector of Turkmenistan Energy Turkmenistan UNDP Technical Assistance 2011 Ongoing
Power Supply Options Study Energy Tajikistan WB Technical Assistance 2011 Completed
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline Project 2 (Supplementary) Energy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline Project 2 (Supplementary 2) Energy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline Project 2 Energy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Power Sector Rehabilitation Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) - Supplementary Energy Afghanistan ADB Grant 2010 Completed
Alma Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2010 Completed
Power Sector Master Plan Energy Afghanistan JFPR Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project) Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, Shared Grant, Loan 2010 Ongoing
Regional Power Transmission Project Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Grant 2010 Ongoing
Energy Efficiency Facility for Industrial Enterprises Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, WB Loan 2010 Ongoing
CAREC: Power Sector Regional Master Plan Energy Regional ADB, CAREC Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Management and Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Kyrgyz Republic Energy Kyrgyz Republic UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance Project - Additional Financing Energy Tajikistan WB Grant 2010 Completed
Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project) Energy Uzbekistan ADB, FRDU, GUZB, JICA, UZEN Loan 2010 Ongoing
Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management Multi-Country Capacity Building Project (Turkmenistan) Energy Regional Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management Multi-Country Capacity Building Project (Kyrgyz Republic) Energy Regional Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Climate Risk Management Energy Regional GFIN, UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Ongoing
Energy-Efficient Design and Construction of Residential Buildings Energy Kazakhstan GEF, GKAZ, UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
MFF: Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Project 2 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2009 Ongoing
Emergency Energy Assistance Project - Additional Financing Energy Kyrgyz Republic WB Grant, Loan 2009 Completed
Regional Power Rehabilitation Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Transmission and Distribution Metering Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
CASAREM-Talimarjan Power Generation and Transmission Project Energy Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Kazakhstan Moinak Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2009 Completed
Kabul Distribution Network Rehabilitation Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Power Distribution Development Investment Program Energy Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Building Energy Efficiency Project Energy Mongolia UNDP Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
Baku Waste-to-Energy Plant Energy Azerbaijan IsDB Loan 2009 Completed
Supplementary Financing for Regional Power Energy Network Energy Regional IsDB Loan 2009 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 Emergency Assistance Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic WB Grant, Loan 2008 Completed
Nurek 500 kV Switchyard Reconstruction Project Energy Tajikistan ADB, Shared Grant 2008 Ongoing
Power Transmission Enhancement Project Energy Azerbaijan ADB, AOJSC Loan 2008 Completed
KEGOC Modernisation II Loan Energy Kazakhstan EBRD, OFS Loan 2008 Ongoing
Tajikistan Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance Project Energy Tajikistan WB Grant 2008 Completed
Power Transmission Enhancement Project Energy Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE Technical Assistance 2008 Completed
Small Hydro Power Development Energy Kyrgyz Republic GEF, UNDP Technical Assistance 2008 Ongoing
Energy for Rural Development Afghanistan Energy Afghanistan UNDP Technical Assistance 2008 Completed
500 Kv Transmission Line Sukhan - Guzar & Substations Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, IsDB Loan 2008 Completed
Power Rehabilitation Phase II Project (Supplementary) Energy Tajikistan ADB Technical Assistance 2007 Completed
CAREC Members Electricity Regulators Forum (CMERF) Energy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2007 Completed
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
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Tajikistan Component) Energy Tajikistan ADB, Barki Tajik, IsDB, OPEC Fund Loan 2006 Completed
Mitigation of Trans-Boundary Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants in Northeast Asia Energy Mongolia, People's Republic of China ADB, GMON, GPRC, UNESCAP Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
Establishment of the CAREC Members Electricity Regulators Forum Energy Regional ADB, PPIAF Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
North-South Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan DBK, EBRD, GKAZ, WB Loan 2005 Completed
KEGOC: Ekibastuz-YukGres Power Transmission Energy Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2005 Completed
Power Rehabilitation, Phase II Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
Power Transmission and Distribution Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant, Loan 2005 Completed
Wind Power Market Development Initiative Energy Kazakhstan Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Natural Gas Pipeline (Phase 2) Energy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
KEGOC: North-South Power Transmission Energy Kazakhstan EBRD, GKAZ Loan 2003 Completed
Feasibility Study for Power Transmission and Distribution Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
Energy Needs Assessment Energy Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Feasibility Studies of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Natural Gas Pipeline Project Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Hydropower Development Strategy Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Preparing the Regional Gas Transmission Improvement Project in the Central Asia Republics Energy Regional ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Improving Barki Tajik's Billing and Collection System Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2000 Completed
Regional Power Transmission Modernization Project in the Central Asian Republics Energy Regional ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2000 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), CEF = Clean Energy Fund (Multidonor), 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)