World Bank supports Central Asian road links
The World Bank has approved an allocation of around USD 45 million to finance the first phase of the transformative Central Asia roads links programme (CARs), to be implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2014-2019. The CARs scheme is a collaborative regional, multi-phase programme initiated by various governments in Central Asia.
The objective of the programme is to increase transport connectivity between neighbouring countries in Central Asia while supporting improvements in road operations and maintenance practices. The first phase of the Central Asia road links Program (CARs-1) will rehabilitate cross-border road links between Osh and Batken oblasts in the Kyrgyz Republic and Sugd oblast in the Republic of Tajikistan. (ben)