Rehabilitation And Widening Of Bishkek-osh Road, Kyrgyzstan

Client: Kyrgyz Ministry of Transportation
Consulting Engineers: Carl Bro International
Contract Period: 20 Months
Commencement Date: June 1998
Location: Bishkek-Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Project Outline
Kayson has been in the forefront of a concerted effort launched in recent years to expand Iran's export of technical and engineering services. The Bishkek-to-Osh Road, therefore, assumes an added significance when viewed in the overall context of Kayson's regional strategy.

The project called for Kayson to reinforce, upgrade and widen a 37 km segment of the Bishkek-to-Osh Road, extending from 325th kilometer to 362nd kilometer. The road's width which ranged from 5 to 7 meters was widened to 12 meters, of which 8 meters was paved and the remaining 4 designated to two 2-meter shoulders.

Upon completion of the project, Kayson was chosen as model foreign contractor amongst contracting firms working in Kyrgyzstan, including several well-known companies from industrial nations. Kayson Chairman and President, Mr. Ansari, received the Award of the ”Best Foreign Contractor” from the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Askar Akayev, at that country's National Independence Day Ceremony on October 23, 2000.

Key Statistics

  • Earthwork: 930,000 cubic meters
  • Granular Subbase: 130,000 cubic meters
  • Aggregate Base: 70,000 cubic meters
  • Binder Course: 20,000 cubic meters
  • Wearing Coarse: 25,000 cubic meters
  • Number of Culverts: 147

At peak, the Bishkek-Osh Road Project employed nearly 600 people and over 300 pieces of construction equipment. In addition, Kayson specialists and technicians set up various plants, including a rock crusher as well as plants to produce asphalt and a number of other construction materials.

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