Title:Dostyk-Aktogai Standardisation Feasibility Study
Budget:100,000 EUR
Country:Kazakhstan
Dates: September, 2004 - December, 2004
Partner: None
Funding:EBRD

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) approached the EBRD to finance a project to construct standard gauge track on 312 km of line parallel to the existing broad gauge railway line between Dostyk (on the border with the P.R. of China) and Aktogai (a railway junction on the line often referred to as the "TurkSib").
All cargoes were trans-shipped at Dostyk, but following completion of the proposed Project the transhipment point was moved to Aktogai.
The cost of the project was expected to exceed USD 200 million. The Bank commissioned this study to undertake an independent railway sector review of the current and medium-term market and financial prospects of KTZ.