German-based GP Papenburg Baugesellschaft has won a contract to reconstruct a 50km section of the $600m Guzar-Bukhara-Nukus-Beinau highway (A-380) in Uzbekistan.

The $86m contract includes replacing two-lane asphalt surface to four-lane cement concrete pavement at the site between 440km and 490km of the highway.

The Asian Development Bank has allotted $115m for the project, which is reported to be one of the main road corridors of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Programme (CAREC).

CAREC Corridor 2 connects Uzbekistan to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, according to