Azerbaijan, Baku, July 19 / Trend /
The film crew of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program came to Azerbaijan, the Baku office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported.
The purpose of the visit is to make documentary movie about CAREC. The documentary film will be viewed at the CAREC Ministerial Conference in November 2011, in Baku to demonstrate the program's achievements for the last 10 years.
In Azerbaijan, the crew will film mostly transport and trade facilitation projects that support CAREC corridor linking Baku and Georgian border including road, rail, and port projects.
"It's very exciting to be in Azerbaijan to witness and film the tremendous progress of the CAREC program," Senior Producer, AsiaWorks Television Company Limited Craig Robert Knowles said, commenting on their visit to Baku. "We are looking forward to our time in this fascinating part of the world."
The documentary about the CAREC Program 2001-2011 will be filmed in all CAREC member countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The documentary will be filmed in capital cities, rural landscapes, and relevant project sites along the CAREC Corridors. The film will demonstrate effectiveness of the CAREC program and how it has significantly contributed to the regional economy and people's prosperity.
The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, or CAREC, Program is a partnership of 10 countries, supported by 6 multilateral institutions, working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated growth and poverty reduction.
The Program's long-term vision is Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects.
CAREC helps Central Asia and its neighbors realize their significant potential by promoting regional cooperation in four priority areas: transport, trade facilitation, trade policy, and energy. CAREC has 10 members: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. CAREC also has 6 CAREC's 6 multilateral partners: Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and World Bank.
ADB's vision is "An Asia and Pacific Region free of poverty". ADB's mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve living conditions and quality of life. ADB is a strongly capitalized, multilateral development bank, dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific region through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.
ADB was established in 1966 under the Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank (Charter), which is binding upon the member countries that are its shareholders. As of 31 December 2010, ADB had 67 members, of which 48 were drawn from Asia and the Pacific region.
ADB is headquartered in Manila, Philippines and has offices worldwide including representative offices in North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Frankfurt), and Japan (Tokyo).