Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 20 Mar 2006
PDS Updated as of 27 Mar 2013

Country Kazakhstan
Project/Program Number 40908-014
Status Approved
Geographical Location Almaty
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Sector and/or Subsector Classification Finance
/ Banking Systems
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Private sector development
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Project Sponsors

Alliance Bank
Bank TuranAlem


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7236/2236Private Sector Loan75,000
TOTAL US$ 75,000

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The ADB provided a senior loan of up to $75 million, to be denominated in US$ to Bank TuranAlem JSC (BTA).1

Objectives and Scope

ADB's objective in the proposed transaction is to assist Bank TuranAlem in growing its SME and retail loan portfolios by providing part of the needed debt funding and in turn assist the Government of Kazakhstan in its efforts to steer the Kazakh economy towards a more sustainable SME-led growth and to diversify from the dominance and dependence on natural resources industries.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Development objectives partially met.
Material Changes
Loan in BTA was restructured into debt and equity instruments which have been fully liquidated and sold.

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 25 Jan 2006
Management Review Meeting 11 May 2006
Approval 15 Jun 2006
Last Review Mission 27 Feb 2006 to 08 Mar 2006


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer William Willms (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Capital Markets and Financial Sectors Division
Executing Agencies


Project Website
List of Project Documents