Project Details
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component)
Country:Kyrgyz Republic
Sector:Transport
Summary:The regional road corridor improvement project covers 263-kilometer (km) two-lane road from Sary Tash in the Kyrgyz Republic to Nimich in Tajikistan. In the Kyrgyz Republic component, the project includes
  • improvement of 142 km of the road from Sary Tash to the Kyrgyz–Tajik border at Karamik, reinforcement of embankment and protection measures, rehabilitation of slopes, and installation of drainage systems and road safety measures; and replacement of four seriously deteriorated bridges, repair of eight bridges, and construction of one new bridge;
  • construction and rehabilitation of Irkeshtam border post at Kyrgyz–People's Republic of China (PRC) border;
  • strengthening sustainability and capacity of road subsectors by outsourcing maintenance operations to the private sector in the Kyrgyz Republic; and
  • a cross-border agreement among the Kyrgyz Republic, the PRC, and Tajikistan.
Expected Outcome:The project will help reduce transport costs and foster regional trade and cooperation by improving sections of the regional road corridor from Tajikistan to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Expected Outputs:
  • Improved and properly maintained 142 km of the 263 km
    Nimich–Sary Tash road corridor;
  • improved infrastructure and facilities of Irkeshtam border post at Kyrgyz–PRC border;
  • increased sustainability and capacity of road subsectors and adequate source of financing; and
  • cross-border agreement among Kyrgyz Republic, the PRC, and Tajikistan.
Date Approved:2007
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2013
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $25.6 million Grant
Government of the Kyrgyz Republic: $13.9 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page