The SECO-EBRD project aims to improve passenger transport services in Greater Khujand. The project entails investments, regulatory support, Corporate Development support for the public transport company and a stakeholder engagement program.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Climate-friendly growth
15.11.2016 - 31.12.2021
CHF  5’875’000

The metropolitan area of Greater Khujand is experiencing rapid urbanisation and population growth, which is aggravated through a high number of returning economic migrants from Russia. The issue of public transport is key to economic inclusion and a major challenge for Khujand?s urban development. Women and the poorer part of the population tend to have less access to individual transport by car and are estimated to benefit disproportionately from the access to improved public transport services.


The project objective is to enhance social and economic inclusion by establishing an accessible, reliable and affordable public passenger transport service in Khujand. As a co-benefit, the project will contribute to climate change mitigation.

Medium-term outcomes

Accessible, reliable and affordable public passenger transport services in Khujand

Clear and transparent regulatory framework for public transport in Khujand

A strong and effective transport company CSUE Trolley Bus


Expected results:  

Procurement of modern low-floor buses

Depot for maintenance modernized and equipment procured

Corporate Development program implemented

Public Service Contract signed

Transparent tariff methodology and ticketing established

Stakeholder Engagement Program carried out

Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    5’875’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF    27’840’000
Project phases Phase 1 15.11.2016 - 31.12.2021   (Current phase)