Almaty–Issyk-Kul Alternative Road Economic Impact Assessment

Publication | December 2020

This publication discusses an analysis of an alternative road’s impact on Almaty in Kazakhstan and Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic in driving tourism and economic development, exploring the potential of a more direct link between the countries.

The vibrant metropolis of Almaty is only 80 kilometers away from Issyk-Kul, which is renowned for its mountains and moderate summers. The two destinations are separated by two magnificent mountain ranges accessible via the existing road stretching over 460 kilometers, leading to long travel times. The economic impact assessment provides economically viable solutions that, within a supportive policy environment, can shorten travel time across the region and lead to strong economic development.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Objective and Study Approach
  • Alignment Analysis and Cost Estimates
  • Travel Demand Estimates
  • Economic Impact Assessment
  • Return on Investment
  • Financing and Funding
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • Transport
  • Roads and Highways
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • 68
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS200423-2
  • 978-92-9262-642-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-643-3 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-644-0 (ebook)

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