ADB cooperates with Kazakhstan as key partner

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The priorities for further cooperation under the Kazakhstan Country Partnership Strategy with ADB for 2023-2027, as well as current regional agenda issues, were discussed at a meeting between Kazakhstan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Economy, Nurlan Baybazarov, with the Director General of ADB's Central and West Asia Department, Eugene Zhukov, and the Director of ADB's Kazakhstan Resident Mission, Utsav Kumar, the Government of Kazakhstan informed.

Kazakhstan is ready to further expand cooperation with ADB, Baybazarov stated at the meeting.

"Our country is interested in implementing joint projects in the areas of energy, the 'green' economy, transport and logistics, and water resource management. The knowledge and experience exchange program, involving Kazakhstani experts, is also important to us," he noted.

Eugene Zhukov emphasized that the Asian Development Bank has been cooperating with Kazakhstan for 30 years as a key partner. The organization supports the country's economic development through investments, fostering public-private partnerships, and providing expertise. One of the key and priority areas is support in combating the impacts of climate change and decarbonization.

During the meeting, the current status of the ongoing project for the construction of the Karaganda Multidisciplinary University Hospital was reviewed, and ADB's participation in the reconstruction of the "Kyzylorda – Zhezkazgan" road was discussed.

Nurlan Baybazarov instructed state agencies to accelerate procedures for effective project implementation and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation to discuss ADB's participation in the modernization of the country's water infrastructure.

CentralasianLIGHT.org

June 3, 2024