SPECA - Transport and Border Crossing Facilitation

SPECA was launched in 1998 to address challenges faced by Central Asian countries. It particularly aims to strengthen sub-regional cooperation and integrate the region into the world economy.

The Project Working Group (PWG) on Transport and Border Crossing is a subsidiary body of SPECA. It focuses on developing new, and extending existing, road and rail networks in the region, as well as implementing the Programme of action resulting from the Almaty declaration of Land-Locked and Transit Developing Countries


The 19th session of SPECA Project Working Group on Transport and Border Crossing (PWG-TBC) was held on 18-19 June 2014 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It was hosted by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the lead SPECA country in the field of transport.

Representatives of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan participated in the session, which was also attended by representatives from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Islamic Development Bank, the Eurasian Development Bank, IRU and members of the private sector.