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CAREC Transport Corridor 2 (Mangystau Oblast Section)

Our Role

SMEC has been engaged as Construction Supervision Consultant.

SMEC's scope of work includes:

  • Engineering design review
  • Construction monitoring
  • Safety inspections (equipment and material inspections
  • Progress and quality monitoring
  • Ensuring implementation of road safety design requirement
  • Monitoring the implementation of the environmental mitigation plan, land acquisition and resettlement plan
  • Monitoring of financial management procedures
  • Completing project performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Project Overview

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Transport Corridor 2 connects the Caucasus and Mediterranean to East Asia via Central Asian countries.

The objective of the CAREC Investment Program is to increase transport connectivity and institutional effectiveness through: the reconstruction of 790 km of road in the Mangystau Oblast region of Kazakhstan; strengthening capacity for planning, project management and asset management; and improving cross-border infrastructure and facilities.

As part of the Investment Program, this project comprises the upgrade of 170 km of national highway A-380 between Shetpe and Aktau, including culverts and bridges, viaducts and road signs.

Project scope includes:

  • Construction of two bypasses around the towns of Shetpe and Zhetibay
  • Reconstruction of an 85 km road section to a two-lane Category 2 highway standard

Upgrading an 83 km section of road between the cities of Zhetybay and Aktau to four-lane Category 1 highway standard

Technical Area:
Committee for Roads, Ministry of Investments and Development, Kazakhstan

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