Project Details
CAREC Regional Road Project
Country:Uzbekistan
Sector:Transport
Summary:The project has two components:
  • road development, which includes reconstruction of 131 kilometers (km) of the A380 highway in the Republic of Karakalpakstan (km 876–km 916) and Khorezm Province (km 490–km 581)to comply with two-lane international design standards and incorporate a four-lane roadbed within the existing right-of-way; and
  • road sector sustainability, which involves improving road sector institutions, introducing competition in road maintenance (leading to further commercialization of enterprises and eventual privatization), road sector planning, and budgeting systems; and provision of road equipment to ensure a timely and effective road maintenance program.
Expected Outcome:The project will support an adequate, efficient, safe, and sustainable road network in Uzbekistan that provides domestic and regional connectivity, contributing to sustainable economic development, and increased domestic and international trade.
Expected Outputs:
  • Reconstructed 131 km of highway sections of the A380 highway:
    Guzar–Bukhara–Nukus–Dautata (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan border); and
  • strengthened road sector institutions and road network management capacity.
Date Approved:2007
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2013
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $75.3 million
Government of Uzbekistan: $98.2 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page