Blog posts tagged to "Kazakhstan"

  • Long lines and delays have often been a feature of border crossings in Central Asia. Photo: ADB

    Reviving connectivity and diversifying trade in Central Asia

    Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019

    In Central Asia, it once took up to 58 hours and $318 for a cargo truck to cross a border. Countries in the region are working together to streamline the process for goods and services to move across borders.  

  • The pilot project supports developing modern border crossing facilities and procedures.

    Testing the 3D approach to economic corridor development in Central Asia

    Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2019

    A new approach to developing economic corridors can change the way we think about regional integration.

  • Power walking: Turn each step into clean energy

    Published on Friday, 17 November 2017

    New technology harnesses the energy in our footsteps to convert it to clean, renewable electricity. Check it out here.

  • Free electricity from railway tracks?

    Published on Friday, 06 October 2017

    Installing solar panels on railway sleepers can generate 1 MW of power from a 6 km section of railway track. That’s enough to power 150 electric cars.

  • A truly global energy project in Uzbekistan

    Published on Thursday, 30 June 2016

    Sean O’Sullivan, ADB Director General for Central and West Asia, gives an update on a $1.2 billion project to improve the electricity supply with two giant gas turbines in Uzbekistan.

  • Customs at the Ak Jol crossing, Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border.

    A snapshot of e-commerce in Central Asia

    Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

    CAREC countries are making progress toward enabling e-commerce as automation improves, infrastructure spreads to rural areas, and regional cooperation promotes cross-border exchanges.

  • Farewell Astana, Hello Baku

    Published on Monday, 05 May 2014

    We’ve wrapped up our 47th Annual Meeting in Astana today with plenty of food for thought on what lies ahead for our vast, diverse region.

  • Asia rising—and faster than expected

    Published on Sunday, 04 May 2014

    Asian success stories have broken down the old distinctions between rich countries and poor, developing and developing, development assistance providers and aid recipients.

  • Kazakhstan – historic venue for fertile ideas

    Published on Sunday, 04 May 2014

    Almost 1,500 years ago in the sixth and seventh century, southern Kazakhstan was part of the famous Silk Road that carried goods, ideas and cultural influences from as far as China to Europe.