Project Details
CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project
Summary:The road improvement project includes
  • rehabilitating and reconstructing of approximately 113 kilometers (km) of road between Ayni–Panjakent districts and the border with Uzbekistan, and of 31 bridges;
  • improving road safety by promoting community road safety awareness and strengthening Ministry of Transport’s (MOT) road safety management capacity; and
  • upgrading Sarazm border-post infrastructure and improving living standards in local communities.
Expected Outcome:The improved road will increase regional connectivity, reduce transport costs, and strengthen competitiveness. It will also improve access to markets and social services for impoverished local communities.
Expected Outputs:
  • 113 km of road from Ayni–Panjakent district to the Uzbekistan border and 31 bridges improved;
  • improved road safety and strengthened MOT capacity; and
  • Sarazm border-post infrastructure upgraded and improved living standards in local communities.
Date Approved:2012
Expected Completion:2016
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $100 million (grant)
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development: $14 million (loan)
Government of Tajikistan: $22 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page
Report and Recommendation of the President
News: ADB to upgrade CAREC road in Northern Tajikistan