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Kazakhstan - Center West Regional Development Corridor Project : environmental and social impact assessment (English)

The Centre West Regional Development Corridor project is part of the transit corridor ‘Baku-Astrakhan-Atyrau-Aktobe-Aktau-Turkmenistan border’, which connects Kazakhstan with Azerbaijan and Europe in the west, with Russia in the north, through Iran with countries of the Persian Gulf, and Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in the south. Estimated 2,000 km of the Center West corridor will connect Astana with Akmola, Kostanai, Aktobe, Atyrau, and Mangistau oblasts, thus linking two of four urban agglomerations, and two second-tier towns identified in the Government of Kazakhstan Program for Regional Development (PRD). The project is expected to contribute to the local development of the regions through which it passes and promote pro-poor growth by overcoming the spatial mismatch between the location of jobs and settlements for low-income residents. A pre-feasibility study launched at the initiative of the Bank in 2014 allowed a debate within the Ministry of Investments and Development (MoID) about the benefits and weaknesses of various alternatives. Based on it, a formal feasibility study development and respective discussions with communities along the corridor took place during 2015. Following consultations, the alignment and characteristics of the road were adjusted to the needs of local communities. The executive summary describes environmental and social aspects of all components of the project and summarizes the results of various environmental and social studies.


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    Kazakhstan - Center West Regional Development Corridor Project : environmental and social impact assessment

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Kazakhstan - Center West Regional Development Corridor Project : environmental and social impact assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.