The alternative North — South road will become part of the international transit corridor Tajikistan — Kyrgyzstan — Kazakhstan — Russia. This is reported by the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The rehabilitation of the road Osh — Batken — Isfana — Khujant continues. It is noted that the repair in the first phase is 50 percent complete. It provides for the restoration of a cross-border communication between the Osh and Batken regions of the Kyrgyz Republic and Sogd region of Tajikistan.
The Ministry of Transport notes that the Osh — Batken — Isfana — Khujand road corridor is one of the most important for Kyrgyzstan. The project involves integration with neighboring Tajikistan.
The main purpose of the transport corridor will be the creation of an international transit corridor Tajikistan — Kyrgyzstan — Kazakhstan — Russia by connecting with the alternative North — South road, Issyk-Kul transport ring and the Tyup-Kegen road.
The project is implemented with the financial support of the World Bank.
The total length of the alternative route North — South is 433 km. The project is planned to be completed in 2020. The government of Kyrgyzstan called the construction of this road the largest project in the modern history of the country.