European Bank for reconstruction and development allocated the grant for consulting of BOT-project in road sphere.
On 14 th of July, 2011, the Minister of transport and communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Berik Kamaliyev met General Director of infrastructure of European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) Mr. Thomas Mayer. In the course of the meeting the financial issues of roads construction Shymkent-Tashkent” and “Almaty-Khorgos” were discussed. So, EBRD allocated grant in amount of 1,5 mln. euro for consulting of BOT-project in road sphere. The “ARUP” consortium in group of companies Salans, KPMG, Pinsent Masons were defined as the project consultant. For reference: In 2000 Republic of Kazakhstan and European Bank for reconstruction and development signed Agreement for loan of Project of roads rehabilitation “Almaty-Bishkek” in amount of 28,5 mln. US dollars. In 2003 the Agreement for loan of 119,2 mln. US dollars were signed for reconstruction of road “Karabatan-Beineu”, length 397 km. In March of 2009 the Agreement for loan of 180 mln. US dollars were signed for the reconstruction of section of international transit corridor “Aktobe-Martuk-border of Russian Federation”, length 102 km.