Kazakhstan: CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road

The existing Aktobe–Makat road is a two-lane part of the Trans-Caspian sea Transit Corridor, which connects Kazakhstan with Azerbaijan and Europe in the West, with Russia in the North, and with Turkmenistan in the South.

It also connects the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridors 1b and 6b at Aktobe and Makat respectively, providing further access to PRC and South East Asia.

As a result of neglected and improper maintenance, the deteriorated road pavement as well as bridges and culverts are barely able to cope with the rapidly rising and heavy traffic loads generated by the oil wells and refineries in the region.

Accordingly, the road is proposed to be reconstructed and upgraded. In this context, IMC providing assistance to conduct an economic appraisal of the road reconstruction as well as a financial management assessment of the Committee of Roads in Kazakhstan.


  • review and summarize the project economic rationale
  • review the macroeconomic and sector contexts and conduct demand analysis and update the traffic forecast
  • assess the executing agency’s financial management capacity and procedures
  • conduct an economic and financial analysis and fiscal impact and sustainability analysis
  • assess the unconstrained operations and maintenance requirements for the road network, actual budget allocation over the last 3 or 4 years, and utilization of the allocated budget
Project Name

CAREC Corridors 1 and 6 Connector Road

project status



Asian Development Bank

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contact person

James Reeves

Senior Technical Director, Economics and Finance

last updated

November 13, 2015