Sustainable infrastructure development problems in Central Asia

  • K. Baizakova
  • F. Kukeyeva
  • D. Malbakov
  • A. Irensiz


This article is devoted to the 9th goal of the POST 2015 Programme – creation of resilient infrastructure,facilitation of inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. The conditionand development level of transport infrastructure is an essential factor in formation and acceleration ofsustainable development of regions and their effective cooperation. Issues of resilient infrastructure developmentbear peculiar traits in Central Asia region, because they are in need of overcoming geographicisolation, solving the problem of being inaccessible and dependent on countries, which provide them anavenues to world markets. Successful solution of infrastructure issues gives Central Asia states opportunitiesto diversify the resources of state revenues, create new sectors of economy and reduce dependenceon raw materials export. As for the Kazakhstani government, it prioritizes promotion of competitivenesson the global market of services, and correspondingly, stimulation of trade flows growth through its territory.This paper also discusses the influence of the geopolitical situation in Central Asia on the «Silk RoadEconomic Belt» initiative realization.Key words: Central Asia, sustainable development, transport corridors, program “Nurly Zhol», initiative«One Belt – one Road», TRACECA.
How to Cite
BAIZAKOVA, K. et al. Sustainable infrastructure development problems in Central Asia. International Relations and International Law Journal, [S.l.], v. 80, n. 4, p. 18-27, mar. 2018. ISSN 1563-0285. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 mar. 2019.
Contemporary problems of international relations