Asian Development Bank – CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road) Project 3

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Project at-a-glance
Project Name CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road) Project 3
Project Number 42399-023
Sector/Subsector Transport
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 12 Feb 2012
Project Closing Date 31 Dec 2017
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution Asian Development Bank
Responsible Executive Agencies

Ministry of Transport and Roads in the Kyrgyz Republic

Strategic Agenda

Inclusive economic growth Regional integration


The CAREC Corridor 1 (Bishkek-Torugart Road) Project 3 (the project) will help the government improve the 60-km section from At Beit to Torugart at the People’s Republic of China (PRC) border. Together with the ongoing improvement works in the other sections, it will enable all weather road travel between Bishkek and Kashi. Aside from the economic benefits of higher speeds and reliability, the better road geometry and protective structures resulting from the improvement will reduce the accidental toxic spill risk and material run-off from vehicles. These reductions will benefit the ecosystem of Chatyr Kul lake–a wetland of international significance and protected under the Ramsar convention.

The project will also strengthen infrastructure management skills of government staff engaged in the road sector. This is an essential and natural complement to the capital investment. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided technical assistance for institutional strengthening and capacity building totaling nearly $6 million between 1996 and 2010. The World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have more assistance programmed for 2011. These are short and one-off interventions. The project, in contract, supports a long-term, results oriented program of learning and development for government staff. It will result in better informed staff, equipped to champion strategies for reducing life cycle costs and improving user cost recovery.

Source of Funding

Asian Development Fund

Amount of Funding

US$ 55.00 million

Project Outcome

Higher mobility for people and goods with origins and destinations in the road corridor between Naryn and Torugart

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

All consultants will be recruited according to ADB’s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Construction supervision contract awarded on 17 May 2012 for $2.5 million.


Procurement of goods, civil works, and related services financed from the loan will be done in accordance with ADB’s Procurement Guidelines.

Civil works contract was awarded on 23 Aug 2012 for $47 million.

Contact Information of International Financial Institution
Organization/Department Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Name Mirdin Eshenaliev
Address 52-54 Orozbekov Street
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 312 624195, +996 312 900445

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Link to project site

Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department Ministry of Transport and Roads
Name Kubanychbek Mamaev
Address 42 Isanova Str.
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720017
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 900 970