ADB VP Ashok Lavasa and PRC MOF DG Cheng Zhijun on 9 May jointly presented the inaugural Private Sector Impact Green Carpet Awards. The awards honored 8 projects which promote global public goods, pandemic response, food safety, inclusive finance, and multiplication of development impact through co-financing. PSOD DDG Christopher Thieme chaired the ceremony, which was also attended by EARD DG M. Teresa Kho, and PRCM CD Yolanda Fernandez Lommen. The ceremony was co-organized by RKSI.
Watch the recording here.
Inclusive Finance Award:
Chongho Bridge Management Ltd.
Rural Pandemic Response Award:
Far East Horizon Co., Ltd.
Regional Cooperation Award:
Kunming Hasfarm Flowers Ltd.
Sustainable Value Chain Award:
New Hope Liuhe Co., Ltd.
Blue Ocean Award:
China Everbright Environment Group Limited.
Catalyzing Cofinance Award:
China Water Environment Group Limited.
COVID-19 Response Award:
Jointown Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
China Water Affairs Group Limited.
|Session I: Opening Ceremony|
|15:00 – 15:15||Welcome Remarks, Syed Shakeel Shah, Director, CAREC Institute (5 minutes)
Keynote Address, Eugenue Zhukov, Director General, Central and West Asia Department (CWRD), ADB (5 minutes)
Group Photo (5 minutes)
|15:15 – 17:00||Moderator: Lyaziza G. Sabyrova, Principal Regional Economist, CWRD, ADB
Economic Overview of the CAREC Region: Setting the Context for Economic Corridors (15 minutes)
Hans Holzhacker, Chief Economist, CAREC Institute
Economic Corridors as a Vehicle for Economic Growth (20 minutes)
Evgeny Vinokurov, Deputy Executive Director, Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD) and Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank, Moscow, Russia
Overview of CAREC and BRI Corridors
1. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor (ABEC) (15 minutes)
Xinglan Hu, Principal Regional Cooperation Specialist, CWRD, ADB
2. Shymkent-Tashkent-Khujand Economic Corridor (15 minutes)
Bahodir Ganiev, Senior Advisor, Center for Economic Development, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
3. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) (15 minutes)
Khalid Mansoor, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
Q&A/Discussion (25 minutes)
|17:10 – 18:10||Spatial Planning and Policy Incentives for Developing ECs: Asian Perspectives
Moderator: Dingding Tang, Academic member, International Finance Forum (IFF), Beijing, the PRC
1. Greater Mekong Sub-Region (15 minutes)
Pawat Tangtrongjita, Managing Director, Socio-Economic Consultants, Pvt, Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
2. South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) (15 minutes)
Prabir De, Professor, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India
3. Insights from an Inter-State Economic Corridor Development Program: The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) in Malaysia (15 minutes)
Suresh Narayanan, Professor, School of Social Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia
Q&A/Discussion (15 minutes)
|18:10 – 18:20||Day 1 Wrap-Up, Iskandar Abdullaev, Deputy Director Two, CAREC Institute|
|15:00 – 16:00||Exploring Spin-Offs
Moderator: Abid Qayyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan
1. Cross-border Transport along CAREC Corridors (20 minutes)
Ian Greenwood, Infrastructure Consultant, Greenwood Associates, Auckland, New Zealand
2. Tourism Potential along CAREC Economic Corridors (20 minutes)
Sanjay Saxena, Managing Director, Total Synergy Consulting Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India
Q&A/Discussion (20 minutes)
|16:00 – 16:45||Mapping out the Role of Think Tanks in Economic Corridors Development (15 minutes)
Moderator: Tamar Sulukhia Director, ISET Policy Institute, International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Economic Corridors and South-South & Triangular Cooperation (10 minutes)
Denis Nkala, Regional Coordinator and Representative, UNOSSC Asia and the Pacific Office
CAREC Think Tanks Network Stocktaking and Roadmap (10 minutes)
Ziqian Liang, Deputy Director, CAREC Institute
Q&A/Discussion (20 minutes)
|16:45 – 17:00||Wrapping up and Closing Remarks, Syed Shakeel Shah, Director, CAREC Institute|