Kyrgyz Republic


  • The Kyrgyz Republic joined CAREC in 1997
  • As of 2016, around $1.30 billion has been invested in transport, trade, and energy
  • 11 ongoing CAREC projects
  • 14 completed CAREC projects

ADB, Kyrgyz Republic sign agreement for North-South alternate road corridor rehabilitation

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic signed the financing agreement amounting to $95.1 million to rehabilitate a section of the North-South Alternate Road Corridor in the Kyrgyz Republic. Read more

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Almaty and Bishkek to develop first CAREC economic corridor

At the 13th CAREC Ministerial Conference in Bishkek, the city administrations of Almaty and Bishkek signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the Almaty-Bishkek Corridor as an economic corridor. Read more

Memorandum of Understanding on the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor Initiative

Operationalizing Economic Corridors in Central Asia: A Case Study of the Almaty-Bishkek Corridor


ADB helps complete Bishkek-Osh Road as key regional link

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Kyrgyz Republic government have signed a financing agreement to implement the reconstruction of a section of the Bishkek-Osh road that will strengthen national and regional connectivity and promote inclusive growth. Read more

CAREC in the Kyrgyz Republic

The Kyrgyz Republic has participated in the CAREC Program since 1997, when, as a recently independent state, it embraced a vision of mutual cooperation with its neighbors in fostering a new era of development and prosperity following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The country shares its borders with Kazakhstan to the north and northwest, Uzbekistan to the southwest, Tajikistan to the south, and the People’s Republic of China to the southeast.

As a key node in an international land-transport network that is improving livelihoods across the vast Central Asian region, and as a founding member of the CAREC partnership, the Kyrgyz Republic is working to promote shared solutions to the problems posed by barriers to growth and connectivity. It also aims to put Central Asia at the heart of Eurasia's trade and commerce as global markets increasingly integrate.

Key Projects

Almaty-Bishkek Regional Road Rehabilitation Project

The first CAREC-related project in the Kyrgyz Republic, the project upgraded the road between two bustling cities--the capital city Bishkek in Kyrgyz and the commercial center Almaty in Kazakhstan. Read more

As of 2016, CAREC has mobilized around $1.30 billion for projects with a regional dimension that included the Kyrgyz Republic. These projects have helped improve transport, trade, and energy infrastructure and policies, based on the premise that better connections are key to unlocking Central Asia’s vast resources and human potential.

Among these are large investment projects in infrastructure—such as the rehabilitation of major roads and the construction of new power grids—that are expected to help invigorate the economy. Many other projects with a regional dimension, including additional power grids and hydropower plants, are in negotiations as of 2013.

Achieving sustainable economic growth remains the major challenge. The government has drafted a long-term development strategy that focuses on inclusive growth, poverty reduction, and wide-ranging reforms in various economic sectors—all in support of sustainable growth. The CAREC Program will help the government achieve its goals.

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Economic Outlook

Highlights from the Asian Development Outlook 2017:
Strong performance in gold mining and trade overcame an early slump to bring 3.8% expansion in 2016. Currency appreciation and higher remittances curbed inflation and the current account deficit. Growth is projected to slow to 3.0% in 2017 before recovering to 3.5% in 2018 with faster regional growth. Higher inflation and a wider current account deficit are likely. Eurasian Economic Union membership poses both challenges and opportunities. Read full report


More economic and social indicators for the Kyrgyz Republic from the World Bank's World Development Indicators online.

Human Development

The United Nations Development Programme prepares reports on human development in the Kyrgyz Republic.