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International Partnerships

Global Gateway in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific

We implement Global Gateway through regional and bilateral initiatives that have results with a transformative impact in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific

Highlighted projects

Green Energy Transition in Bangladesh

In 2023, a solar and wind power energy investments project will be launched.

Green Economic Growth in Mongolia

In 2023, the Choir-Sainshand energy transmission line and substations construction works will be launched; Aimag and Soum Centers Green and Resilient Regional Development Investment Program (ASDIP) to be approved by the Mongolian Parliament; launch of the Forest Partnership.

Green Recovery in Nepal

The Team Europe Initiative on Green Recovery was launched in February 2023. It aims to boost green recovery from the pandemic with green growth and jobs. It will support small farmers, the agro-forestry sector, enhance energy access and other vital services such as water supply, sanitation and nutrition services and education, while fostering increased participation of women in leadership and the economy.

Papua New Guinea Rabaul Port Rehabilitation and Infrastructure Greening

This project includes the rehabilitation of the port of Rabaul, as well as technical assistance to support the Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation in developing an investment plan for greening port infrastructure. In 2023 the country will make the formal financing request.

Tra Vinh Nearshore Wind - Vietnam

The Tra Vinh project is a 48MW nearshore wind farm. The project includes 12 wind turbines located 4 km from shoreline, a 20 km overhead transmission line and substation. In 2023 there will be an impact assessment and decision on a second phase of expansion.

Regional Railway Surabaya

In 2023, contracts will be signed for the upgrading and electrification of the suburban train in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Southeast Asia Regional Economic Corridor and Connectivity

This project includes the upgrade of Laotian National Highway No. 2. In 2023, the report of the evaluation mission will be released and talks on EIB co-financing will be held.

Team Europe Initiative on Digital Connectivity in Central Asia

The Team Europe Initiative on Digital Connectivity will enhance Central Asian businesses and citizens' access to a secure internet through trusted satellite connectivity. Earth stations and other digital infrastructure such as internet exchange points and green data centres will be positioned across the territories of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, linking to existing broadband infrastructure.

Water-Energy-Climate Change Team Europe Initiative in Central Asia

The Team Europe Initiative on Water, Energy and Climate Change will contribute to managing water and energy resources sustainably, addressing environmental challenges and tackling climate change in five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The initiative includes infrastructure projects in fields such as water supply, sanitation and waste management, and hydro power.

ASEAN Team Europe Initiative on Sustainable Connectivity

The Sustainable Connectivity Initiative will accelerate infrastructure investment in South-East Asia. The Sustainable Connectivity Team Europe Initiative will support ASEAN electric grid interconnections to improve access to renewable energy, invest in digitalisation, including in connectivity via submarine cables, and promote environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable value chains.

ASEAN Green Initiative

The Green Team Europe Initiative with ASEAN will strengthen the EU's partnership with the region in areas including climate action, environmental and biodiversity protection, clean energy transition, disaster resilience, prevention of illegal logging, wildlife trafficking and air pollution.