Kuitun-Sailimuhu Highway (Construction)

Xinjiang Highway Project (03)

Locations

Type

Road

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

334.2 million USD

Initiatives

Start Date

Nov. 15 2002

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

Dec. 31 2009

Contractors

Consultants

Funders

Source(s) Amount
184,200,000 USD
150,000,000 USD

Description

As the third leg of the Xinjiang Highway Project, the Kuitun-Sailimuhu Highway (KSH) construction project is an important part of the National Trunk Highway System (NTHS) as well as of the main East-West corridor in Xinjiang. As part of the NTHS, the KSH connects Kuitun (the end of the Urumqi-Kuitun Expressway financed under the Second Xinjiang Highway Project) to Sailimu Lake (about 120 km from the border with Khazakstan). This route is also the main trunk line of Xinjiang, serving an area with large and diverse economic development potential, and an important international communication line dating back to the ancient Silk Road.