Seminar on Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure in Central Asia: National and Regional Solutions

(Held during the 38th Annual Meeting of ADB’s Board of Governors)

Istanbul, Turkey: 6 May 2005

With its growth rate approaching 9% per year, Central Asia has emerged as one of the most dynamic regions today. Infrastructure (air transport, energy, roads) is growing in importance given the vast distances and land-locked nature of Central Asia. The private sector can play a notable role in infrastructure development.

The seminar, conducted in cooperation with the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK), discussed the following:

  • The role of private sector development in infrastructure, constraints on development, and national and regional solutions;
  • Opportunities for private sector participation in national and regional infrastructure activities (e.g., roads, railways, airports, information technologies, and telecommunications); and
  • Financing of national and regional infrastructure projects from commercial banks, international capital markets, and international finance institutions.



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