USAID announces launch of new Central Asia trade program
The United States Agency for International Development is launching a new project on trade in Central Asia worth US$19 million, the diplomatic mission of the U.S. in Kazakhstan reported. The project implies cooperation with the countries of the region, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Thus, over the next five years, USAID will provide technical assistance to the countries of the region, both in the public and private sectors. According to experts, the program will focus on harmonizing procedures of customs and border control. This, in turn, will reduce financial and time costs, as well as stimulate the economic growth of Central Asian states. In addition, the new agreements will help increase cross-border trade.
Translation by Saniya Sakenova
Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova