Projects
CAREC is a practical, project-based program that has grown from 6 projects worth $247 million in 2001, to 146 projects worth $22.4 billion in 2013.

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 2013. 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.

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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.

You can view the complete list of funding agencies below.

Project Title Sectors Countries Funding Agencies Funding Types Approval Year Status
Facilitation of Regional Transit Trade in CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional CAREC, JFPR Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Coordinated Border Management for Results in CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional CAREC, JFPR Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Aligning Customs Trade Facilitation Measures with Best Practices in CAREC Trade Facilitation Regional CAREC, JFPR Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Modernization of Hydropower Stations in Tashkent, Shakhrikhan and Kadirya Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, IsDB Loan 2013 Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 5 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2013 Ongoing
Golovnaya 240-Megawatt Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation Project Energy Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Grant 2013 Ongoing
North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project (formerly Power Distribution Project) Energy Afghanistan ADB, AITF Grant 2013 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4 Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Grant, Loan 2013 Ongoing
Inner Mongolia Road Development Project Transport China, People's Republic of ADB, GPRC, Shared Loan, Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project Transport Tajikistan ADB Grant 2013 Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3 Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2013 Ongoing
Regional Improving Border Services Project Transport Pakistan ADB, GPAK Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Preparing the CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project Transport Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
Energy Efficiency Project – Kazakhstan Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Grant 2013 Ongoing
Additional Financing Energy Efficiency for Industrial Enterprises Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, WB Loan 2013 Ongoing
CAREC: Midterm Review of the Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Implementation Action Plan (Additional Financing) Transport Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2013 Ongoing
CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services Project Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan ADB, Shared Grant, Loan 2013 Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4 Energy Afghanistan ADB Grant 2012 Ongoing
CAREC: Working with the Private Sector in Trade Facilitation Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, PRC, Shared Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 2 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2012 Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport Afghanistan ADB, AITF, GAFG Grant 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 2 Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Loan 2012 Ongoing
Second Road Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 1 Transport Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE Loan 2012 Ongoing
Namangan 500-Kilovolt Power Transmission Project Energy Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB, UZEN Loan 2012 Completed
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB, EBRD, GKAZ Loan 2012 Ongoing
Shymkent-Tashkent Road Reconstruction Project Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement Project Transport Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ, OPEC Fund Grant, Loan 2012 Ongoing
Facilitating Cross-Border Transport in the CAREC Region (Phase 1) Trade Facilitation Regional ADB, Shared Technical Assistance 2012 Ongoing
Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project Transport Tajikistan ADB, EBRD, GTAJ Loan 2012 Ongoing
Power Sector Rehabilitation Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, Shared Grant, Loan 2012 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Project 3 Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Loan 2012 Ongoing
Road Network Development Investment Program - Project 2 (Supplementary) Transport Afghanistan AITF Grant 2012 Ongoing
Shagon-Zigar Road Rehabilitation - Phase 3 Transport Tajikistan IsDB 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
Second Road Network Development Program Transport Azerbaijan ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent) Improvement Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 2 Transport Afghanistan ADB Technical Assistance 2012 Completed
Shardara HPP Modernization Project Energy Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2012 Ongoing
ZhangHu Railway Project Transport China, People's Republic of GPRC, WB Loan 2012 Ongoing
Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program - Tranche 1 Transport Mongolia ADB, GMON Loan 2011 Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Project 3 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GDEN, GUKG Grant 2011 Ongoing
Road Network Development Program, Project 3 Transport Azerbaijan ADB Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) Project Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2011 Ongoing
Roads Reconstruction and Upgrading Project Transport Azerbaijan EBRD Loan 2011 Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1 Transport Afghanistan ADB, AITF Grant 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 6 (Marakand–Karshi) Railway Electrification Project Transport Uzbekistan ADB, Shared Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II, Project 1 Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Loan 2011 Ongoing
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) - Second Additional Financing Transport Kyrgyz Republic WB Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road), Project 3 Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Loan 2011 Ongoing
Talimarjan Transmission Project Energy Uzbekistan GUZB, WB Loan 2011 Ongoing
North-South Railway Project Transport Turkmenistan ADB, GTKM Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Project 2 Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 Investment Program, Project 4 Transport Kazakhstan ADB Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 4 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2011 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 3 (Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border) Improvement Project Transport Tajikistan ADB, EBRD, GTAJ Grant 2011 Ongoing
Bishkek-Naryn-Torugart Road Reconstruction Project Transport Kyrgyz Republic IsDB Loan 2011 Ongoing
Road Network Development Investment Program, Project 2 Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2010 Ongoing
Regional Logistics Development Project Transport Mongolia ADB, GMON Grant, Loan 2010 Ongoing
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) - Supplementary Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2010 Ongoing
Alma Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2010 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 3 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ, JICA Loan 2010 Ongoing
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) Project - Additional Financing Transport Kyrgyz Republic WB Grant, Loan 2010 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 1 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2010 Ongoing
Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project) Energy Kyrgyz Republic ADB, Shared Grant, Loan 2010 Ongoing
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project - Supplementary Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Loan 2010 Completed
Regional Power Transmission Project Energy Tajikistan ADB, Shared Grant 2010 Ongoing
Third Highway Project Transport Azerbaijan GAZE, WB Loan 2010 Ongoing
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Grant 2010 Ongoing
Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance Project - Additional Financing Energy Tajikistan WB Grant 2010 Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Project 1 Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Loan 2010 Ongoing
Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project) Energy Uzbekistan ADB, FRDU, GUZB, JICA, UZEN Loan 2010 Ongoing
Regional Road Development Project - Supplementary Transport Mongolia ADB, GMON Grant, Loan 2010 Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Project 2 Energy Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2009 Ongoing
Emergency Energy Assistance Project - Additional Financing Energy Kyrgyz Republic WB Grant, Loan 2009 Completed
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) Project Transport Kyrgyz Republic WB Loan 2009 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 2 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ, IsDB Loan 2009 Ongoing
Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2009 Completed
Kazakhstan Moinak Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2009 Ongoing
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Tajikistan Component) Trade Facilitation Tajikistan GUSA Grant 2009 Completed
Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II - Supplementary Transport Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Grant, Loan 2009 Completed
CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road), Project 2 Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Grant, Loan 2009 Ongoing
Osh-Isfana Road Upgrading Project Transport Kyrgyz Republic EBRD, EU, WB Loan 2009 Ongoing
Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement Project Transport China, People's Republic of ADB, Shared Loan 2009 Ongoing
Highway 2 Project (Azerbaijan) - Second Additional Financing Transport Azerbaijan GAZE, WB Loan 2009 Ongoing
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project - Additional Financing Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Grant 2009 Completed
Trade and Transport Facilitation II Trade Facilitation, Transport Pakistan 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 Ongoing
Reconstruction of Kulyab-Khalaikum Road Transport Tajikistan IsDB Loan 2009 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 1 Transport Kazakhstan ADB, GKAZ Loan 2008 Completed
Road Network Development Investment Program, Project 1 Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2008 Completed
Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Project 1 Energy Afghanistan ADB Grant 2008 Ongoing
Development of Mini Hydropower Plants in Badakhshan and Bamyan Provinces Energy Afghanistan GAFG, OFS, Shared Grant 2008 Ongoing
Energy Emergency Assistance Project Energy Kyrgyz Republic WB Grant, Loan 2008 Ongoing
Nurek 500 kV Switchyard Reconstruction Project Energy Tajikistan ADB, Shared Grant 2008 Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Bishkek-Torugart Road), Project 1 Trade Facilitation, Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Grant 2008 Ongoing
South-West Corridor Road Project - Loan Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2008 Ongoing
Power Transmission Enhancement Project Energy Azerbaijan ADB, AOJSC Loan 2008 Ongoing
Road Network Development Program, Project 2 Trade Facilitation, Transport Azerbaijan ADB Loan 2008 Completed
Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia Transport Mongolia ADB Grant 2008 Ongoing
KEGOC Modernisation II Loan Energy Kazakhstan EBRD, OFS Loan 2008 Ongoing
Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance Project Energy Tajikistan WB Grant 2008 Ongoing
Highway 2 Project - Additional Financing (East-West & North-South Corridors: Alat-Masali & Tagiyev-Sahil) Transport Azerbaijan GAZE, WB Loan 2008 Ongoing
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement Project Transport China, People's Republic of ADB, APG, BMAP, YMG Loan 2008 Completed
Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (East-West main line) Transport Azerbaijan GAZE, WB Loan 2008 Ongoing
Reconstruction of Taraz-Talas Suusamyr Road, Phase 2 Transport Kyrgyz Republic IsDB Loan 2008 Completed
Western Regional Road Corridor Development Project, Phase 1 Transport Mongolia ADB, GMON Grant 2008 Ongoing
Central Asia Trade and Human Development Impact Studies and A4T Needs Assessment Trade Policy Regional UNDP Technical Assistance 2008 Completed
CAREC Regional Road Project Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB Loan 2007 Completed
Xinjiang Regional Road Improvement Project (Korla-Kuqa Section) Transport China, People's Republic of ADB, CDB, GXUAR, MOC-PRC Loan 2007 Completed
Customs Development Project Trade Facilitation Kazakhstan GKAZ, WB Loan 2007 Ongoing
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation, Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Grant 2007 Completed
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project (Tajikistan Component) Transport Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Grant, Loan 2007 Completed
Road Maintenance Development Project Transport Tajikistan EBRD Grant, Loan 2007 Ongoing
Road Network Development Program, Project 1 Transport Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE Loan 2007 Ongoing
Road Network Development Project 1 (Bala Murghab to Leman) Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2007 Ongoing
Customs Modernization Project - Loan Trade Facilitation Mongolia ADB, GMON Loan 2006 Completed
Customs Modernization Project - Grant Trade Facilitation Mongolia e-AKPF, GMON Grant 2006 Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) Energy Afghanistan ADB, ARTF, GAFG Loan 2006 Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Tajikistan Component) Energy Tajikistan ADB, Barki Tajik, IsDB, OPEC Fund Loan 2006 Completed
North-South Corridor Project - Loan Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG, JFPR Grant, Loan 2006 Ongoing
Rehabilitation of Bamian-Yakawlang Road Transport Afghanistan JFPR Grant 2006 Completed
North-South Corridor Project - Grant Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2006 Completed
Second Highway Project Transport Azerbaijan GAZE, WB Loan 2006 Ongoing
Trade and Human Development in Mongolia Trade Policy Mongolia GMON, UNDP Technical Assistance 2006 Completed
East-West Highway Improvement Project Transport Azerbaijan ADB, GAZE, IsDB, Saudi Fund Loan 2005 Completed
Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II Transport Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ Grant, Loan 2005 Completed
North-South Electricity Transmission Project Energy Kazakhstan DBK, EBRD, GKAZ, WB Loan 2005 Completed
Capacity Building Support to the Ministry of Economic Development to Develop a Competitive Non-oil Sector in Azerbaijan Trade Policy Azerbaijan GAZE, UNDP Technical Assistance 2005 Completed
KEGOC: Ekibastuz-YukGres Power Transmission Energy Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2005 Completed
Qaisar-Bala Murghab Road Project Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG Grant 2005 Ongoing
Baku to Samur Transport Azerbaijan EBRD Loan 2005 Ongoing
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project - Supplemental Grant Transport Afghanistan WB Grant 2005 Completed
Power Transmission and Distribution Project - Grant Energy Afghanistan ADB Grant 2005 Ongoing
Power Transmission and Distribution Project - Loan Energy Afghanistan ADB Loan 2005 Ongoing
Inner Mongolia Highway and Trade Corridor Project Transport China, People's Republic of GPRC, WB Loan 2005 Completed
Shagon-Zigar Road Reconstruction, Phase II Transport Tajikistan IsDB Loan 2005 Ongoing
Capacity Building on Selected WTO and Doha Development Agenda Issues Trade Policy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Andkhoy-Qaisar Road Project Transport Afghanistan ADB Loan 2004 Completed
TSA Air Fleet Upgrade Project Transport Tajikistan EBRD Loan 2004 Completed
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Loan 2004 Ongoing
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Tajikistan Component) - Loan Trade Facilitation Tajikistan ADB, GTAJ, GUSA Loan 2004 Completed
Southern Transport Corridor Road Rehabilitation Project Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ, OPEC Fund Loan 2004 Completed
Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project, Phase 1 Transport Afghanistan ADB, GAFG, UNOPS Loan 2004 Completed
Central Asia Regional Cooperation in Trade, Transport, and Transit Trade Policy Regional ADB Technical Assistance 2004 Completed
Regional Road Development Project Transport Mongolia ADB, GMON, GPRC, GROK Loan 2004 Ongoing
Silk Road Project Transport Azerbaijan EBRD Loan 2004 Completed
Silk Road (Hajigabul-Kyurdamir Road Section) Transport Azerbaijan EBRD Loan 2004 Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project Trade Facilitation Afghanistan WB Loan 2003 Completed
Emergency Road Rehabilitation Project Transport Afghanistan ADB Grant 2003 Completed
Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase I Transport Tajikistan ADB, GKGZ, OPEC Fund Loan 2003 Completed
KEGOC: North-South Power Transmission Energy Kazakhstan DBK, EBRD Loan 2003 Completed
Road Sector Restructuring (Atyrau-Aktau) Transport Kazakhstan EBRD, EU-TACIS, GKAZ Grant, Loan 2003 Completed
Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project Energy, Transport Afghanistan ADB Loan 2003 Completed
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project Transport Afghanistan GAFG, OFS, WB Loan 2003 Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Trade Facilitation Kyrgyz Republic ADB Loan 2002 Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Tajikistan Component) Trade Facilitation Tajikistan ADB Loan 2002 Completed
Third Xinjiang Highway Project Transport China, People's Republic of GPRC, WB Grant, Loan 2002 Completed
Atyrau Airport Project Transport Kazakhstan EBRD Loan 2001 Completed
Locomotive Re-Powering Project Transport Uzbekistan EBRD Loan 2001 Completed
Third Road Rehabilitation Project - Loan Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ Loan 2001 Completed
TSA Air Navigation Systems Transport Tajikistan EBRD, Shared Grant, Loan 2001 Completed
Highway Project Transport Azerbaijan EU-TACIS, GAZE, WB Loan 2001 Completed
Transport Development Project Transport Mongolia GMON, NDF, WB Loan 2001 Completed
Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Project (Kazakhstan Component) Trade Facilitation, Transport Kazakhstan ADB, EBRD, GKAZ, TRACECA Loan 2000 Completed
Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component) Transport Kyrgyz Republic ADB, GKGZ, TRACECA Loan 2000 Completed
Railway Modernization Project Transport Uzbekistan ADB, GUZB, OPEC Fund Loan 2000 Completed
Funding Agencies
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, BMAP = Boertala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture Government (PRC), CAREC = Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, CDB = China Development Bank (People's Republic of China), DBK = Development Bank of Kazakhstan, e-AKPF = e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund (Republic of Korea), EBRD = European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 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, GROK = Government of the Republic of Korea, GUKG = Government of the United Kingdom, GUSA = Government of the United States, GXUAR = Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (PRC), IsDB = Islamic Development Bank, JFPR = Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, JICA = Japan International Cooperation Agency, 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, PRC = People's Republic of China, Saudi Fund = Saudi Fund for Development, Shared = Shared, TRACECA = Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia, UNDP = United Nations Development Programme, UNOPS = United Nations Office for Project Services, UZEN = Uzbekenergo, WB = World Bank, YMG = Yining Municipal Government (PRC)