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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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.

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Title SectorCountryFunding AgencyFunding TypeYearStatus
Facilitation of Regional Transit Trade in CARECTrade FacilitationREGJFPR, CARECTechnical Assistance2013Ongoing
Coordinated Border Management for Results in CARECTrade FacilitationREGJFPR, CARECTechnical Assistance2013Ongoing
Aligning Customs Trade Facilitation Measures with Best Practices in CARECTrade FacilitationREGJFPR, CARECTechnical Assistance2013Ongoing
Modernization of Hydropower Stations in Tashkent, Shakhrikhan and KadiryaEnergyUZBIsDB, GUZBLoan2013Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 5EnergyAFGADB, GAFGGrant2013Ongoing
Golovnaya 240-Megawatt Hydropower Plant Rehabilitation ProjectEnergyTAJADB, GTAJGrant2013Ongoing
North-South Power Transmission Enhancement Project (formerly Power Distribution Project)EnergyAFGADB, AITFGrant2013Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 3 (Bishkek-Osh Road) Improvement Project, Phase 4TransportKGZADB, GKGZGrant, Loan2013Ongoing
Inner Mongolia Road Development ProjectTransportPRCADB, GPRC, SharedTechnical Assistance, Loan2013Ongoing
CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement ProjectTransportTAJADBGrant2013Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 3TransportAFGADB, GAFGGrant2013Ongoing
Regional Improving Border Services ProjectTransportPAKADB, GPAKTechnical Assistance2013Ongoing
Energy Efficiency Project – KazakhstanEnergyKAZWB, GKAZGrant2013Ongoing
Additional Financing Energy Efficiency for Industrial EnterprisesEnergyUZBWB, GUZBLoan2013Ongoing
CAREC: Midterm Review of the Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Implementation Action Plan (Additional Financing)TransportREGADBTechnical Assistance2013Ongoing
CAREC Regional Improvement of Border Services ProjectTrade FacilitationKGZ, TAJADB, SharedGrant, Loan2013Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Tranche 4EnergyAFGADBGrant2012Ongoing
CAREC: Working with the Private Sector in Trade FacilitationTrade FacilitationREGADB, PRC, SharedTechnical Assistance2012Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 2TransportKAZADB, GKAZLoan2012Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 2TransportAFGADB, AITF, GAFGTechnical Assistance, Grant2012Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 2TransportUZBADB, GUZBLoan2012Ongoing
Second Road Network Development Investment Program - Tranche 1TransportAZEADB, GAZELoan2012Ongoing
Namangan 500-Kilovolt Power Transmission ProjectEnergyUZBADB, UZEN, GUZBLoan2012Completed
CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent-Tashkent Section) Road Improvement ProjectTransportKAZADB, GKAZ, EBRDLoan2012Ongoing
Shymkent-Tashkent Road Reconstruction ProjectTransportKAZEBRDLoan2012Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 6 (Ayni-Uzbekistan Border Road) Improvement ProjectTransportTAJADB, OPEC Fund, GTAJGrant, Loan2012Ongoing
Facilitating Cross-Border Transport in the CAREC Region (Phase 1)Trade FacilitationREGADB, SharedTechnical Assistance2012Ongoing
Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement ProjectTransportTAJEBRD, ADB, GTAJLoan2012Ongoing
Power Sector Rehabilitation ProjectEnergyKGZADB, SharedGrant, Loan2012Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Project 3TransportUZBADB, GUZBLoan2012Ongoing
Road Network Development Investment Program - Project 2 (Supplementary)TransportAFGAITFGrant2012Ongoing
Shagon-Zigar Road Rehabilitation - Phase 3TransportTAJIsDBLoan2012Ongoing
East-West Roads Project (Almaty-Korgos Section): Western Europe-Western China International Transit Corridor (CAREC 1b)TransportKAZWB, GKAZLoan2012Ongoing
Shardara HPP Modernization ProjectEnergyKAZEBRDLoan2012Ongoing
ZhangHu Railway ProjectTransportPRCWB, GPRCLoan2012Ongoing
Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program - Tranche 1TransportMONADB, GMONLoan2011Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program - Project 3EnergyAFGADB, GUKG, GDENGrant2011Ongoing
Road Network Development Program, Project 3TransportAZEADBLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 1 (Taraz Bypass) ProjectTransportKAZADB, GKAZLoan2011Ongoing
Roads Reconstruction and Upgrading ProjectTransportAZEEBRDLoan2011Ongoing
Transport Network Development Investment Program, Tranche 1TransportAFGADB, AITFGrant2011Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 6 (Marakand–Karshi) Railway Electrification ProjectTransportUZBADB, SharedLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II, Project 1TransportUZBADB, GUZBLoan2011Ongoing
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) - Second Additional FinancingTransportKGZWBLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road), Project 3TransportKGZADB, GKGZLoan2011Ongoing
Talimarjan Transmission ProjectEnergyUZBWB, GUZBLoan2011Ongoing
North-South Railway ProjectTransportTKMADB, GTKMLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Project 2TransportUZBADB, GUZBLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 Investment Program, Project 4TransportKAZADBLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 4TransportKAZADB, GKAZLoan2011Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 3 (Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border) Improvement ProjectTransportTAJADB, EBRD, GTAJGrant2011Ongoing
Bishkek-Naryn-Torugart Road Reconstruction ProjectTransportKGZIsDBLoan2011Ongoing
Road Network Development Investment Program, Project 2TransportAFGADBGrant2010Ongoing
Regional Logistics Development ProjectTransportMONADB, GMONGrant, Loan2010Ongoing
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component) - SupplementaryEnergyAFGADB, GAFGGrant2010Ongoing
Alma Electricity Transmission ProjectEnergyKAZWB, GKAZLoan2010Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 3TransportKAZADB, JICA, GKAZLoan2010Ongoing
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) Project - Additional FinancingTransportKGZWBGrant, Loan2010Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 1TransportKAZADB, GKAZLoan2010Ongoing
Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project)EnergyKGZADB, SharedGrant, Loan2010Ongoing
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project - SupplementaryTransportKGZADB, GKGZLoan2010Completed
Regional Power Transmission ProjectEnergyTAJADB, SharedGrant2010Ongoing
Third Highway ProjectTransportAZEWB, GAZELoan2010Ongoing
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation ProjectTrade FacilitationAFGWBGrant2010Ongoing
Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance Project - Additional FinancingEnergyTAJWBGrant2010Ongoing
CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Project 1TransportUZBADB, GUZBLoan2010Ongoing
Talimarjan Power Project (formerly CASAREM-Talimarjan Energy Development Project)EnergyUZBADB, JICA, FRDU, UZEN, GUZBLoan2010Ongoing
Regional Road Development Project - SupplementaryTransportMONADB, GMONGrant, Loan2010Ongoing
Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Project 2EnergyAFGGAFG, ADBGrant2009Ongoing
Emergency Energy Assistance Project - Additional FinancingEnergyKGZWBGrant, Loan2009Completed
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Batken-Isfana) ProjectTransportKGZWBLoan2009Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 2TransportKAZADB, IsDB, GKAZLoan2009Ongoing
Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway ProjectTransportAFGADB, GAFGGrant2009Completed
Kazakhstan Moinak Electricity Transmission ProjectEnergyKAZWB, GKAZLoan2009Ongoing
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Tajikistan Component)Trade FacilitationTAJGUSAGrant2009Completed
Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase II - SupplementaryTransportTAJADB, GTAJGrant2009Completed
CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road), Project 2TransportKGZADB, GKGZGrant, Loan2009Ongoing
Osh-Isfana Road Upgrading ProjectTransportKGZEBRD, WB, EULoan2009Ongoing
Xinjiang Urban Transport and Environmental Improvement ProjectTransportPRCShared, ADBLoan2009Ongoing
Highway 2 Project (Azerbaijan) - Second Additional FinancingTransportAZEWB, GAZELoan2009Ongoing
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation Project - Additional FinancingTrade FacilitationAFGWBGrant2009Completed
Trade and Transport Facilitation IITransport, Trade FacilitationPAKWBLoan2009Completed
South-West Roads: Western Europe-Western China International Transit Corridor (CAREC 1b and 6b)TransportKAZWB, GKAZLoan2009Ongoing
Construction of Bereket-Etrek-Turkmenistan-Iran Border RailwayTransportTKMIsDB2009Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Zhambyl Oblast Section) Investment Program, Project 1TransportKAZADB, GKAZLoan2008Completed
Road Network Development Investment Program, Project 1TransportAFGADBGrant2008Completed
Energy Sector Development Investment Program, Project 1EnergyAFGADBGrant2008Ongoing
Development of Mini Hydropower Plants in Badakhshan and Bamyan ProvincesEnergyAFGShared, GAFG, OFSGrant2008Ongoing
Energy Emergency Assistance ProjectEnergyKGZWBGrant, Loan2008Ongoing
Nurek 500 kV Switchyard Reconstruction ProjectEnergyTAJADB, SharedGrant2008Ongoing
CAREC Transport Corridor 1 (Bishkek-Torugart Road), Project 1Transport, Trade FacilitationKGZADB, GKGZGrant2008Ongoing
South-West Corridor Road Project - LoanTransportKAZEBRDLoan2008Ongoing
Power Transmission Enhancement ProjectEnergyAZEADB, AOJSCLoan2008Ongoing
Road Network Development Program, Project 2Transport, Trade FacilitationAZEADBLoan2008Completed
Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of MongoliaTransportMONADBGrant2008Ongoing
KEGOC Modernisation II LoanEnergyKAZEBRD, OFSLoan2008Ongoing
Energy Emergency Recovery Assistance ProjectEnergyTAJWBGrant2008Ongoing
Highway 2 Project - Additional Financing (East-West & North-South Corridors: Alat-Masali & Tagiyev-Sahil) TransportAZEWB, GAZELoan2008Ongoing
Xinjiang Municipal Infrastructure and Environmental Improvement ProjectTransportPRCADB, YMG, BMAP, APGLoan2008Ongoing
Rail Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (East-West main line)TransportAZEWB, GAZELoan2008Ongoing
Reconstruction of Taraz-Talas Suusamyr Road, Phase 2TransportKGZIsDBLoan2008Completed
Western Regional Road Corridor Development Project, Phase 1TransportMONADB, GMONGrant2008Ongoing
Central Asia Trade and Human Development Impact Studies and A4T Needs AssessmentTrade PolicyREGUNDPTechnical Assistance2008Completed
CAREC Regional Road ProjectTransportUZBADB, GUZBLoan2007Ongoing
Xinjiang Regional Road Improvement Project (Korla-Kuqa Section)TransportPRCADB, MOC-PRC, CDB, GXUARLoan2007Ongoing
Customs Development ProjectTrade FacilitationKAZWB, GKAZLoan2007Ongoing
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component)Transport, Trade FacilitationKGZADB, GKGZGrant2007Ongoing
CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project (Tajikistan Component)TransportTAJADB, GTAJGrant, Loan2007Ongoing
Road Network Development Project 1 (Bala Murghab to Leman)TransportAFGADBGrant2007Ongoing
Customs Modernization Project - GrantTrade FacilitationMONe-AKPF, GMONGrant2006Completed
Customs Modernization Project - LoanTrade FacilitationMONADB, GMONLoan2006Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Afghanistan Component)EnergyAFGADB, ARTF, GAFGLoan2006Completed
Regional Power Transmission Interconnection Project (Tajikistan Component)EnergyTAJADB, OPEC Fund, IsDB, Barki TajikLoan2006Completed
North-South Corridor Project - LoanTransportAFGADB, GAFGLoan2006Completed
Rehabilitation of Bamian-Yakawlang RoadTransportAFGADB, GAFGGrant2006Completed
North-South Corridor Project - GrantTransportAFGADBGrant2006Completed
Second Highway ProjectTransportAZEWB, GAZELoan2006Ongoing
Trade and Human Development in MongoliaTrade PolicyMONUNDP, GMONTechnical Assistance2006Completed
East-West Highway Improvement ProjectTransportAZEADB, IsDB, Saudi Fund, GAZELoan2005Completed
Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase IITransportTAJADB, GTAJGrant, Loan2005Completed
North-South Electricity Transmission ProjectEnergyKAZWB, EBRD, GKAZ, DBKLoan2005Completed
Capacity Building Support to the Ministry of Economic Development to Develop a Competitive Non-oil Sector in AzerbaijanTrade PolicyAZEUNDP, GAZETechnical Assistance2005Completed
KEGOC: Ekibastuz-YukGres Power TransmissionEnergyKAZEBRDLoan2005Completed
Qaisar-Bala Murghab Road ProjectTransportAFGADB, GAFGGrant2005Ongoing
Baku to SamurTransportAZEEBRDLoan2005Ongoing
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation Project - Supplemental GrantTransportAFGWBGrant2005Completed
Power Transmission and Distribution Project - GrantEnergyAFGADBGrant2005Ongoing
Power Transmission and Distribution Project - LoanEnergyAFGADBLoan2005Ongoing
Inner Mongolia Highway and Trade Corridor ProjectTransportPRCWB, GPRCLoan2005Completed
Capacity Building on Selected WTO and Doha Development Agenda IssuesTrade PolicyREGADBTechnical Assistance2004Completed
Andkhoy-Qaisar Road ProjectTransportAFGADBLoan2004Completed
TSA Air Fleet Upgrade ProjectTransportTAJEBRDLoan2004Completed
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component)Trade FacilitationKGZADB, GKGZLoan2004Ongoing
Regional Customs Modernization and Infrastructure Development Project (Tajikistan Component) - LoanTrade FacilitationTAJADB, GTAJ, GUSALoan2004Completed
Southern Transport Corridor Road Rehabilitation ProjectTransportKGZADB, GKGZ, OPEC FundLoan2004Completed
Regional Airports Rehabilitation Project, Phase 1TransportAFGADB, GAFG, UNOPSLoan2004Completed
Central Asia Regional Cooperation in Trade, Transport, and TransitTrade PolicyREGADBTechnical Assistance2004Completed
Regional Road Development ProjectTransportMONADB, GROK, GPRC, GMONLoan2004Ongoing
Silk Road ProjectTransportAZEEBRDLoan2004Completed
Silk Road (Hajigabul-Kyurdamir Road Section)TransportAZEEBRDLoan2004Completed
Emergency Customs Modernization and Trade Facilitation ProjectTrade FacilitationAFGWBLoan2003Completed
Emergency Road Rehabilitation ProjectTransportAFGADBGrant2003Completed
Dushanbe-Kyrgyz Border Road Rehabilitation Project, Phase ITransportTAJADB, OPEC Fund, GKGZLoan2003Completed
KEGOC: North-South Power TransmissionEnergyKAZEBRD, DBKLoan2003Completed
Road Sector Restructuring (Atyrau-Aktau)TransportKAZEBRD, EU-TACIS, GKAZGrant, Loan2003Completed
Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction ProjectTransport, EnergyAFGADBLoan2003Completed
Emergency Transport Rehabilitation ProjectTransportAFGGAFG, OFS, WBLoan2003Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Kyrgyz Republic Component)Trade FacilitationKGZADBLoan2002Completed
Regional Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation Program (Tajikistan Component)Trade FacilitationTAJADBLoan2002Completed
Third Xinjiang Highway ProjectTransportPRCGPRC, WB, GJAPGrant, Loan2002Completed
Atyrau Airport ProjectTransportKAZEBRDLoan2001Completed
Locomotive Re-Powering ProjectTransportUZBEBRDLoan2001Completed
Third Road Rehabilitation Project - LoanTransportKGZADB, GKGZLoan2001Completed
TSA Air Navigation SystemsTransportTAJEBRD, SharedGrant, Loan2001Completed
Highway ProjectTransportAZEEU-TACIS, GAZE, WBLoan2001Completed
Transport Development ProjectTransportMONGMON, WB, NDFLoan2001Completed
Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Project (Kazakhstan Component)Transport, Trade FacilitationKAZADB, EBRD, TRACECA, GKAZLoan2000Completed
Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Project (Kyrgyz Republic Component)TransportKGZADB, TRACECA, GKGZLoan2000Completed
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