Astana Airport Rehabilitation



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Approval date:

27 May 2015



PSD disclosed:

02 Mar 2015

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering financing rehabilitation of the runway, taxiways and apron as well as upgrade of lighting navigational aids at Astana Airport as part of the airport modernisation project of JSC “International Airport of Astana”.
The Project will help meet International Civil Aviation Organization’s (“ICAO”) safety requirements as well as double the handling capacity of the Astana Airport.

Transition Impact

The Project will focus on: (i) staged increases of airport tariffs  and building financial sustainability; (ii) deregulation of airport activities, promotion of private sector involvement in non-aeronautical commercial activities and commercialization of the Airport, (iii) development of the institutional changes and restructuring plan in the medium-term; and (iiv) improvement of safety standards and compliance with relevant ICAO requirements.

The expected transition impact rating is ‘good’.

The Client

Astana International Airport is the only airport in the capital of Kazakhstan. Astana Airport is a 100% state owned and being managed by Airport Management Group (AMG), which is a 100% subsidiary of Kazakh Railways (KTZ).

EBRD Finance

Senior loan of up to EUR 76 million equivalent in Kazakh tenge (approx. KZT 17 billion).

Project Cost

KZT 60 billion.

Environmental Impact

The proposed project has been categorised B in accordance with the 2014 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 that will include a grievance mechanism and 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 cooperation package in connection with the Project is expected to include technical and procurement support as well as a technical assistance for developing a corporate development programme, including commercialisation strategy.

Company Contact

Mrs.Ludmila Kopeichuk, Head of Marketing & PR; Tel:+7 7172 777 007; email:

Business opportunities

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General enquiries

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Public Information Policy (PIP)

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

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