Projects
CAREC is a practical, project-based program that has grown from 6 projects worth $247 million in 2001, to 176 projects worth more than $29.4 billion in 2016.

Projects Supported by the CAREC Program

From a modest start, the number and value of CAREC projects-including loans, grants, and technical assistance-have grown rapidly from 2001 to 2016. Regional cooperation has proved to be a powerful planning tool that helps the CAREC countries prioritize and implement national projects that bring regional impact and benefit.

Amount of Loans and Grants, by Sector (as of end-2016, in $ million)




Complete Projects List

Each project entry contains detailed information, including a description, country coverage, priority area or sector, expected outputs and outcomes, approval and expected completion dates, funding type and amount, and related links and documents. The list also includes CAREC-related technical assistance programs.

You can view the complete list of funding agencies below.

Project Title Sectors Countries Funding Agencies Funding Types Approval Year Status
CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road (Aktobe-Makat) Improvement Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB Technical Assistance 2015 Ongoing
Olzha Phase III Loan Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2015 Ongoing
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Low-Carbon Urban Development Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2015 Ongoing
Astana Airport Rehabilitation Transport Kazakhstan DBK, EBRD, GKAZ Loan 2015 Ongoing
Olzha Loan Extension Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2014 Ongoing
Energy Efficiency Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Grant 2013 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 2 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB, EBRD, GKAZ Loan 2012 Ongoing
East-West Roads Project (Almaty-Korgos Section): Western Europe-Western China International Transit Corridor (CAREC 1b) Transport Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2012 Ongoing
Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in South-East and East Kazakhstan Multisector Kazakhstan EU, UNDP Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent) Improvement Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Promotion of Energy Efficient Lighting in Kazakhstan Energy Kazakhstan GEF, GKAZ, UNDP Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2011 Completed
City Almaty Sustainable Transport Transport Kazakhstan EBRD, GEF, GKAZ, IFC, UNDP Technical Assistance 2011 Ongoing
KEGOC Osakarovka Restructuring Loan Energy Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program - Tranche 4 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2011 Completed
Alma Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2010 Completed
MFF: CAREC Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section), Tranche 3 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ, JICA Loan 2010 Completed
CAREC Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Sections) Investment Program, Tranche 1 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2010 Completed
Energy-Efficient Design and Construction of Residential Buildings Energy Kazakhstan GEF, GKAZ, UNDP Technical Assistance 2010 Completed
Aktau-Beineu Road Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ, IsDB Loan 2009 Completed
Kazakhstan Moinak Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2009 Completed
South-West Roads: Western Europe-Western China International Transit Corridor (CAREC 1b and 6b) Transport Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2009 Ongoing
Reconstruction of South Kazakhstan Region Border to Taraz City: Western Europe–Western China Road Corridor Transport Kazakhstan IsDB Loan 2009 Completed
Growing Inclusive Markets in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Trade Facilitation Kazakhstan TIKA, UNDP Technical Assistance 2009 Completed
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Tranche 1 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2008 Completed
South-West Corridor Road Project Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2008 Ongoing
South-West Corridor Road Project Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Technical Assistance 2008 Ongoing
KEGOC Modernisation II Loan Energy Kazakhstan EBRD, OFS Loan 2008 Ongoing
Preparing the CAREC Transport Corridor I (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Technical Assistance 2008 Completed
Customs Development Project Trade Facilitation Kazakhstan GAZE, WB Loan 2007 Completed
North-South Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan DBK, EBRD, GKAZ, WB Loan 2005 Completed
KEGOC: Ekibastuz-YukGres Power Transmission Energy Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2005 Completed
Formulating and Implementing an Intergovernmental Agreement of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States on Facilitation of International Road Transport Transport Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, People's Republic of China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan ADB, Shared, UNESCAP Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Wind Power Market Development Initiative Energy Kazakhstan Shared, UNDP Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
KEGOC: North-South Power Transmission Energy Kazakhstan EBRD, GKAZ Loan 2003 Completed
Road Sector Restructuring (Atyrau-Aktau) Transport Kazakhstan EBRD, GKAZ Grant, Loan 2003 Completed
Feasibility Study of Aktau-Atyrau Road Improvement Transport Kazakhstan ADB Technical Assistance 2003 Completed
Feasibility Study of Borovoe-Petropavlovsk Road Rehabilitation Project in Kazakhstan Transport Kazakhstan ADB Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Capacity Building for Developing Member Countries on the WTO Trading System Trade Facilitation Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia ADB Technical Assistance 2002 Completed
Atyrau Airport Project Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2001 Completed
Improvement of the Road Sector Efficiency Project (Kazakhstan Component) Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Technical Assistance 2000 Completed
Funding Agencies
ACG = Arab Coordination Group, ADB = Asian Development Bank, AITF = Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund, AOJSC = Azerenergy Open Joint-Stock Company, APG = Altay Prefecture Government (PRC), ARTF = Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, Barki Tajik = Barki Tajik, BCPR = Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, BMAP = Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture Government (PRC), CAREC = Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, CDB = China Development Bank (People's Republic of China), CEF = Clean Energy Fund (Multidonor), DBK = Development Bank of Kazakhstan, DFID = Department for International Development, e-AKPF = e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund (Republic of Korea), EBRD = European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EDB = Eurasian Development Bank, ENVSEC = Environment and Security Initiative, EU = European Union, EU-TACIS = European Union-Technical Assistance for the Commonwealth of Independent States, FRDU = Fund for Reconstruction and Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, GDEN = Government of Denmark, GEF = Global Environment Facility, GFIN = Government of Finland, GGER = Government of Germany, GROK = Government of the Republic of Korea, GRUS = Government of the Russian Federation, GUKG = Government of the United Kingdom, GUSA = Government of the United States, GXUAR = Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (PRC), IFC = International Finance Corporation, IsDB = Islamic Development Bank, JFPR = Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency, KfW = Kreditanstalt fr Wiederaufbau (KfW Bankengruppe), MOC-PRC = Ministry of Communications - People's Republic of China, NDF = Nordic Development Fund, OFS = Other Fund Sources, OPEC Fund = OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development, PPIAF = Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, PRCF = People's Republic of China (PRC) Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund, Saudi Fund = Saudi Fund for Development, SDC = Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Shared = Shared, TIKA = Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency, UNDP = United Nations Development Programme, UNESCAP = United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UNOPS = United Nations Office for Project Services, UZEN = Uzbekenergo, WB = World Bank, YMG = Yining Municipal Government (PRC)