Project Details
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Tranche 1
Summary:Project 1 of the investment program involves
  • road development to reconstruct 125 kilometers (km) of highway sections between Taraz and Korday in Zhambyl Oblast (road sections between km 404 and km 483, as well as between km 214 and km 260), and
  • road operation and maintenance to improve efficiency of road operations in Kazakhstan by developing an intelligent transport system and improving road maintenance system.

The entire investment program will improve about 480 km of highway sections in Zhambyl Oblast and improve road operations and maintenance systems. The highway is the main route between western People's Republic of China, Central Asian countries, and the Russian Federation.

Expected Outcome:The project will contribute to the sustainable economic development of Kazakhstan and to its increased domestic and international trade.
Expected Outputs:
  • Reconstructed and improved 125 km of highway sections (between
    km 404 and km 483 and between km 214 and km 260); and
  • improved road operation and maintenance systems.
Date Approved:2008
Expected Completion:2014
Funding Type:Loan
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $225 million
Government of Kazakhstan: $60 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page