The World Bank Group Offices in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan would like to clarify some misleading statements in recent media articles about construction works along the Koktash-Aksay-Tandyk road section.
The World Bank Group in the past, as well as currently, is neither financing nor has been asked to finance rehabilitation and/or construction works along the Koktash-Aksay-Tandyk road section.
Any infrastructure project, including roads, financed by the World Bank Group, has to go through a detailed consultation process with the respective governments, national and local, as well as concerned citizens at the community level, on issues relating to the social, environmental and economic aspects of a proposed project.
The World Bank Group is one of the longstanding development partners of the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, providing support in reducing poverty and promoting socio-economic growth and development in both countries. We ensure that the development process is sustainable and the people see a difference in their lives and livelihood.
We remain committed to the principles of openness and dialogue.