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Kazakhstan Toll Roads

Kazakhstan
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
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SECTOR
Transport  >  Road
TYPE
Greenfield
VALUE
85 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
almaty Almaty Kazakhstan 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
LAST UPDATED
Q1 2019
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Project Description
The Republic of Kazakhstan is in the midst of implementation of an ambitious programme of sovereign roads investments aimed at improving the connectivity and quality of road transport across the length and breadth of the vast territory in Central Asia. These efforts are aimed at positioning the country as a regional trade and logistics hub, with improved international transit potential and domestic connectivity. Road transport continues to be the dominating mode and has been growing rapidly at an annual rate of 15 per cent since 2000. As outlined in the ‘Concept for Transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Green Economy’ (2013), the key objectives for the road sector include steps to improve management of the road network, including re-organisation of the agencies involved in the road sector and foundational work to improve road maintenance. An important initiative is the expansion of e-tolling and integrated Intelligent Transport Systems (“ITS”) to cover all national roads, as well as improvement of traffic management and faster renewal of lower carbon and higher standard vehicles to reduce the emissions from the road sector, ensuring long-term sustainability of road assets. Currently, only a small portion of roads are tolled. Whilst the toll rates are higher for heavy goods vehicles (“HGVs”) than for passenger cars, given the ‘wear and tear’ damage to roads, the tariff structure does not take emissions levels into consideration. KazAutoZhol (“KAZ”) is the national road agency, created in 2013 and coordinated by the Ministry of Investment and Development (“MoID”). KAZ is responsible for the development and operation of toll roads. As a relatively new entity, KAZ is still in the process of consolidating its remit over the road sector and its capacity to exercise its responsibilities. It does, however, enjoy strong political and institutional backing, which is testified by its ability to propose this ambitious national tolling approach in what will cover a significant portion of the total road network by volume of long-distance and HGV travel.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Completed
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