Data Review #21

BRI in Central Asia: Rail and Road Connectivity Projects

Farkhod Aminjonov, Alina Abylkasymova, Anna Aimée, Bahtiyor Eshchanov, Daniyar Moldokanov, Indra Overland, Roman Vakulchuk 


This data article shows that most of the rail and road projects in which the Chinese are involved in Central Asia are implemented within the territories of individual countries and thus are still poorly linked with each other. However,
these internal transport routes are expected to eventually form the basis of a new cross-regional network within the Belt  and  Road  Initiative  (BRI).  Smaller  scale  road  construction  and  rehabilitation  projects  create  linkages connecting China across Central Asia to South Asia, Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East.
Keywords: BRI, rail and road infrastructure, China, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,


OSCE Academy / NUPI


Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)

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