ADB to Help Ease Border Crossing Among Central Asian Countries

    The Asian Development Bank has approved a USD2 million technical assistance grant to help modernize border crossing points across Central Asia. The grant will be used to determine basic infrastructure needs at the borders of six priority highways in the region. This initiative is expected to reduce the time and cost of transporting goods between Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation countries, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.