North Aral Sea Development and Revitalization Project (WB-P170187)

  • Kazakhstan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kyzylorda region and NAS-Syr Darya basin
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 1, 2021
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Ministry of Finance
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 161.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 190.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 21, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 11, 2019

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Project Description

According to Bank documents, this project provides financing to improve water resources management in NAS-Syr Darya basin, and the planning and development of natural resources-based economic activities in Kyzylorda region. Components include:

  1. Improving water infrastructure and hydrological regime in NAS-Syr Darya basin.
  2. Supporting sustainable economic, social and environmental activities in Kyzylorda region (in the sectors of fisheries, tourism, green-belt and afforestation, agriculture, and livestock).
  3. Improving the information base and water resources management, regional planning, and project management.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Bakyt Arystanov, Abdulhamid Azad, Gayane Minasyan
Water Resources Mgmt. Spec.

Ministry of Finance
Alikhan Smailov

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources (Committee of Water Resources) Sergey Gromov
Vice Minister 

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