Road Network Development Program, Tranche 1


The first project under the multitranche financing facility will construct a 22.1 kilometer expressway between Masalli and Astara on the southern corridor, rehabilitate local roads in the project area and along East-West highway, install vehicle weighing stations in selected locations, and provide project support and capacity building.

Expected Outcome

The project will build an efficient, safe, and sustainable southern road corridor from Baku, resulting to greater economic development in Azerbaijan and expanded trade with the neighboring countries.

Expected Outputs

  • Section A of four-lane expressway between Masalli and Astara on the southern corridor built, with access roads rehabilitated.
  • Road network management capacity strengthened.

Project Types



Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 200
Government of Azerbaijan 49
Total 249