CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project, Supplementary


The project involves paving the 136-kilometer (km) road from Sary Tash to Karamik (currently being improved under Grant 0084-KGZ: CAREC Regional Road Corridor Improvement Project in the Alay valley area of southwest Kyrgyz Republic) with two layers (10 centimeters) of asphalt concrete. Since starting the civil works financed under the grant, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has found that the original scope for placing only a single-layer of asphalt (5 cm) in only 56 km of the road is inadequate to sustain the investment in earthwork. The government requested supplementary financing for completing the paving work, which would include only additional materials and equipment, and supervision consulting services.

Expected Outcome

The principal objectives of the project are to reduce transport costs and foster regional cooperation among the People's Republic of China, Tajikistan, and other Central Asian countries. The road will increase regional traffic and trade, and improve access to regional markets and social services for people living along the corridor.

Expected Outputs

  • Nimich (Tajikistan) to Sary Tash (Kyrgyz Republic) road corridor improved.
  • Nimich to Sary Tash road corridor properly maintained and receives adequate financing.
  • Border infrastructure at Kyrgyz–Tajik and Kyrgyz–PRC borders improved.
  • Cross-border agreement among Kyrgyz Republic, PRC, and Tajikistan.

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 23
Government of the Kyrgyz Republic 9
Total 32