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Toll Roads Program in Russia

Russia Russia
Area Of Operation
Transport Infrastructure Transport Infrastructure

Quick Facts

Financing Approval Date
29 September 2020
Current Limit of NDB Financing
USD 100 million
Eurasian Development Bank
Project Entity
Eurasian Development Bank

More About This Project

The Government of the Russian Federation (GoRF) has made it a priority to increase investments in the transport sector to rejuvenate and grow the economy. In 2014, the GoRF approved the Transport Strategy up to 2030, which sets a target of commissioning 11,672 km of Category 11 highways by 2024 and 32,246 km by 2030. At the end of 2019, the total length of Category 1 highways was 2,490 km, way below the target by 2024. To catch up on achieving the target, the GoRF is attracting private sector investments into financing and operating toll roads. The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) has been actively involved in financing toll roads in Russia and continues to add new toll road projects to its loan portfolio.

The proposed NDB loan through the modality of a two-step loan will be used by EDB to finance sub-projects meeting the selection criteria agreed with NDB. These sub-projects, which typically will be structured based on PPP arrangements, will involve construction of new toll roads or upgrade of existing toll roads in the Russian Federation.

The objective of the Program is to improve transport connectivity in the Russian Federation through supporting the expansion of the toll-roads network, in line with the GoRF’s Transport Strategy 2030

The Program is estimated to be implemented over four years between 2020 and 2024. EDB will be the Implementation Agency. Procurement will be conducted in compliance with Russia’s national law and regulations.

The Program is Category “FI-A” in line with NDB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). The main sub-projects’ E&S impacts include (i) large-scale deforestation and impacts to biodiversity, (ii) land acquisition triggering loss of land and physical resettlement of people. To mitigate the E&S risks, all sub-projects with significant E&S impacts and risks or triggering E&S impacts that are not addressed by EDB’s E&S management system will be subject to E&S appraisal by NDB to ensure material alignment with NDB’s ESF

Source of Fund Amount (USD million)
New Development Bank
Other Sources (Loans, Equity, Grants)
NDB Borrower and Project Entity
Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Transactions Department

Nokuthula Mabuza

Eurasian Development Bank

Olga Gaponova


Key Contacts

Nokuthula Mabuza, Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Transactions Department
Olga Gaponova, Eurasian Development Bank