The EIB is currently active in 3 Central Asian countries: Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and most recently, Kyrgyzstan*.
The loans provided by the EIB come from the lending window for Asia provided under the mandate from the Council and European Parliament for the period 2014-2020, out of which EUR 182 m has been made available for use in Central Asia.
In addition, Central Asian countries are eligible under the Bank’s own risk Climate Action & Environment Facility (CAEF) for investment grade projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon capture, transportation or storage projects aiming specifically to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and projects contributing substantially to security of EU energy supply.
*Pending signature of the remaining amount (EUR 70 m) of the TAJIK - KYRGYZ POWER INTERCONNECTION project. A EUR 70 m loan with Tajikistan has already been signed in 2014.