Astana Parking Project



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


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Approval date:

16 Dec 2015



PSD disclosed:

22 Aug 2013

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering providing a senior loan of up to EUR 9.2 million, or equivalent in Tenge to finance the on-street parking management system in Astana (the "Project").This will be the first project of this kind in the country.

The investment will include the procurement of comprehensive on-street parking equipment systems, including space demarcation, parking payment machines, communications networks to process electronic payments, enforcement equipment and towing vehicles, back-office computer hardware and software, and hand-held ticketing devices for enforcement.

During Project implementation a long-term parking management contract will be signed with a private specialist parking company to be selected through tender.

Project Objectives

With the car ownership rate of 300 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants and growing congestion of 10 per cent per annum, Astana is facing traffic management challenges. The Project will assist the City in addressing the traffic management needs. Through the Technical Cooperation programme the Project will strengthen regulatory function of the City.

Transition Impact

Transition impact stems from the following Project achievements:

  • Private Sector Participation with a fully managed on-street parking system that will include a private management company to perform operations, maintenance and all back-office revenue clearing and penalty processing;
  • Regulatory improvements to the parking sector through the development of a parking strategy and policy for the city of Astana; and
  • Demonstration effect through strengthened of the regulatory systems and introduction of balanced contractual arrangements between the City and bus operators. The project is expected to be replicated in other cities of Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
  • The expected transition impact rating is ‘good'.

Client Information

"Astana LRT" limited liability partnership, a municipal urban transport company.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 9,200,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 11,200,000.00

Environmental and Social Summary

The proposed project has been categorised B in accordance with the 2008 EBRD Environmental and Social (E&S) Policy, as the potential impacts are expected to be site specific and readily identifiable
and addressed through mitigation measures.

The environmental and social due diligence for the project, which is ongoing with EBRD TC funds, includes an independent third party environmental and social audit to assess the client's management capacity and systems to manage environment, health, safety and labour issues in its operations and an analysis of the potential (future) E&S impacts and benefits. It will also assess the client's ability to carry out the Project in compliance with the Bank's Performance Requirements.

An Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) will be prepared for the project and a Stakeholder Engagement Plan will be developed including a grievance mechanism. Information on environmental and social performance and a summary of the agreed Action Plan will be released to stakeholders.

This PSD will be updated when the results of due diligence are known.

Technical Cooperation


Technical Scoping and Due Diligence of the parking system and provide a parking strategy for the project. (EUR 35,000, financed by the Bank's own resources).

Environmental and Social Due Diligence to include audit and analysis of the Parking Company. (EUR 15,000, financed by the Bank's own resources).


Assistance with the preparation of the zone-based on-street parking system tender documentation:

  • The investment in the system will involve the installation of pay and display units, design of SMStexting contracts with mobile phone operators, back office monitoring and accounting system, physical demarcation both for striping and signage of spaces, as well as on-going operational activities, such as parking controls/inspections, towing, clamping, penalty processing, and payment handling. (EUR 150,000, proposed to be financed by the GOK under the terms of Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement (EPFA)).
  • Regulatory support to the Astana Akimat for the parking sector: The assignment will support the functioning of the new Project Implementation Unit through training of its staff by providing knowledge transfer for monitoring the new contracts for both on-street parking arrangements and for the preparation of a tender strategy for an off-street parking garage programme to be financed as PPPs. (EUR 200,000, proposed to be financed by the GOK under the terms of EPFA).

Company Contact Information

Rustam Halilev
34, Turan street, Astana.


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