CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent–Tashkent Section) [Link to the Western Europe–Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project

Date: September 2012
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Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 46145-001

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This provides the report and recommendation of the president on a proposed loan to the Republic of Kazakhstan for the CAREC Corridor 3 (Shymkent–Tashkent Section) [Link to the Western Europe-Western People’s Republic of China International Transit Corridor] Road Improvement Project.

The project will rehabilitate a 37 km section of the Shymkent–Tashkent road, a main transport artery in south Kazakhstan and a section of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 3. The project road also connects with CAREC Corridor 1 linking eastern Europe with the western People’s Republic of China. In parallel with ADB financing, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will fund the rehabilitation of the remaining 62 km of the Shymkent–Tashkent road and provide institutional development assistance.