|Project Name||CAREC Transport Corridor I (Bishkek-Torugart Road) Project 3|
|Project Opening Date||12 Feb 2012|
|Project Closing Date||31 Dec 2017|
|Responsible International Financial Institution||Asian Development Bank|
|Responsible Executive Agencies||
Ministry of Transport and Roads in the Kyrgyz Republic
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
Higher mobility for people and goods with origins and destinations in the road corridor between Naryn and Torugart
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|
|Address||52-54 Orozbekov Street|
|Phone||+996 312 624195, +996 312 900445|
|Contact Information of Project Implementer|
|Organization/Department||Ministry of Transport and Roads|
|Address||42 Isanova Str.|
|Phone||+996 (312) 900 970|