Uzbekistan: Railway Electrification Project (Bukhara-Urgench-Khiva) (AIIB-00000071)

  • Uzbekistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bukhara, Urgench, Khiva, Misken
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Republic of Uzbekistan
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  • Construction
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 168.20 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 339.10 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS May 19, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2019

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Project Description

This project finances the electrification of the Bukhara-Urgench-Khiva railway section. This includes the electrification of three railway segments and the construction of associated auxiliary facilities in western Uzbekistan. The three railway segments are:

  1. 357km line between the cities of Bukhara and Misken
  2. 77km line between the cities of Misken and Urgench
  3. 33km line between the cities of Urgench and Khiva
Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Private Actors
Contact Information

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Ms. Jasmine Ho
Project Team Leader / Senior Private Sector Investment Operations Specialist

Ministry of Finance, Republic of Uzbekistan
Mustakillik 5, Tashkent, 100008, Republic of Uzbekistan

Implementing Agency
Uzbekiston Temir Yollari
Mr. Ramatov Achilbay Zhumaniyazovich, Chairman of the Board
6, Istiklol str. Tashkent city, 100000, Republic of Uzbekistan
Phone: +998 (71) 238-80-28

In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.