BRI Projects

The projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are mainly related to infrastructure development in the transport, energy, mining, IT and communications sector but also cover industrial parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), tourism and urban development. Many of the BRI branded projects have already been started before 2013 but gained momentum under the Initiative.

One of the BRI key projects: The Khorgos Gateway in Kasakhstan
Picture Credit: Khorgos Gateway

Listed and shown below are projects that have a direct or indirect relation to the Belt and Road Initiative. This may include projects, which are financed by BRI funding mechanisms or are officially branded under the Belt and Road Initiative. Sources for the selection of projects are official project websites or project-related documents.

The listed projects are in preparation, under construction, in operation or were initiated under BRI but later have been discontinued. The list has no claim to completeness and is constantly being updated and supplemented.

Belt and Road Projects (selection)


Padma Rail LinkBangladeshTransport
Lower Sesan Two Hydropower DamCambodiaEnergy
Central Asia–China gas pipelineMultipleEnergy
Doraleh Multi-Purpose PortDjiboutiTranport
Europe-China – Rail Link I & IIMultipleTransport
Khorgos Gateway Dry PortKasakhstanTransport
Mombasa Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway SGRKenyaTransport
Forest CityMalaysiaUrban
Melaka GatewayMalaysiaUrban
Pakistan-China – Fiber Optic ProjectMultipleICT
Diamer-Bhasha DamPakistanEnergy
Gwadar PortPakistanTransport
Engro That Block II Power PlantPakistanEnergy
Belgrade-Montenegro Bar Port MotorwaySerbiaTransport
Sino-Thai – High-Speed RailwayMultipleTransport
Colombo South HarbourSri LankaTransport
Port City ColomboSri LankaUrban
Hambantota PortSri LankaTransport
Single Gauge Trans-Asian RailwayMultipleTransport
Karuma Hydropower ProjectUgandaEnergy
Pap Angren RailwayUzbekistanTransport
Budapest–Belgrade RailwayMultipleTransport
Yamal LNG ProjectRussiaEnergy
Tehran-Mashhad RailwayIranTransport
Lagos-Calabar RailwayNigeriaTransport
Lagos-Kano RailwayNigeriaTransport
Chad-Cameroon & Chad-Sudan RailwayChadTransport
Abuja Rail Mass Transit Phase IINigeriaTransport
Addis Ababa Light RailEthopiaTransport
Benguela RailwayAngolaTransport
Abuja-Kaduna RailwayNigeriaTransport
Khartoum-Port Sudan RailwaySudanTransport
Djibouti-Ethiopia RailwayMultipleTransport
Vientane-Boten RailwayLaosTransport
Savannakhet-Lao Bao RailwayLaosTransport
Bangkok-Nong Khai RailwayThailandTransport
Bangkok-Chiang Mai RailwayThailandTransport
Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed RailMultipleTransport
Jakarta-Bandung RailwayIndonesiaTransport
East Coast RailwayMalaysiaTransport
Gemas-Johor Bahru RailwayMalaysiaTransport
Dawei PortMyanmarTransport
Gujarat Rural Roads (MMGSY) ProjectIndiaTransport
Nurek Hydropower Rehabilitation Project, Phase ITajikistanEnergy
Batumi Bypass Road ProjectGeorgiaTransport
Natural Gas ProjectBangladeshEnergy
Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline ProjectAzerbaijanEnergy
Duqm Port Commercial Terminal and Operational ZoneOmanTransport
Tarbela 5 Hydropower Extension ProjectPakistanEnergy
M4 MotorwayPakistanTransport
Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road ImprovementTajikistanTransport
Nenskra Hydropower PlantGeorgiaEnergy
Amaravati Sustainable Capital CityIndiaUrban
Madhya Pradesh Rural Connectivity ProjectIndia Transport
Mumbai Metro Line 4IndiaTransport
Gulshat 40 MW PV Solar Power PlantKazakhstanEnergy
Sahiwal 2x660MW Coal-fired Power PlantPakistanEnergy
Hydro China Dawood 50MW Wind FarmPakistanEnergy
UEP 100MW Wind FarmPakistanEnergy
Sachal 50MW Wind FarmPakistanEnergy
Thar Mine Mouth Oracle Power PlantPakistanEnergy
Peshawar-Karachi MotorwayPakistanTransport
Havelian Dry PortPakistanTransport
Gwadar International AirportPakistanTransport
Myitsone DamMyanmarEnergy
Balloki Power PlantPakistanEnergy
Gadani Power ProjectPakistanEnergy
Hakla–Dera Ismail Khan MotorwayPakistanTransport
Khunjerab RailwayPakistanTransport
M5 MotorwayPakistanTransport
M8 MotorwayPakistanTransport
Matiari–Lahore Transmission LinePakistanEnergy
Orange Line Lahore MetroPakistanTransport
Pak-China Technical and Vocational InstitutePakistanEducation
Pakistan Port Qasim Power ProjectPakistanEnergy
Quaid-e-Azam Solar ParkPakistanEnergy
Karakoram HighwayPakistanTransport
Sahiwal Coal Power ProjectPakistanEnergy
Suki Kinari Hydropower ProjectPakistanEnergy
Nigcomsat SatellitesNigeriaSpace
MNC Lido CityIndonesiaTourism
Harare Airport ExpansionZimbabweTransport
Gilgit KIU HydropowerPakistanEnergy
Cacho 50MW Wind Power ProjectPakistanEnergy
Rahimyar Khan Power PlantPakistanEnergy
Kohala Hydel ProjectPakistanEnergy
Phandar Hydropower StationPakistanEnergy
Karachi Circular RailwayPakistanTransport
Greater Peshawar Mass TransitPakistanTransport
Quetta Mass TransitPakistanTransport
Keti BUnder Sea Port ProjectPakistanTransport
Rashakai Economic ZonePakistanSEZ
China Special Economic Zone DhabejiPakistanSEZ
Bostan Industrial ZonePakistanSEZ
Allama Iqbal Industrial CityPakistanSEZ
ICT Model Industrial ZonePakistanSEZ
Mirpur Special Economic ZonePakistanSEZ
Mohmand Marble CityPakistanSEZ
Moqpondass Special Economic ZonePakistanSEZ
Bar-Boljare Motorway (Section of European Motorway XI)MontenegroTransport
Haifa PortIsraelTransport
Port of PiraeusGreeceTransport
Kumport TerminalTurkeyTransport
Suez Canal Economic ZoneEgyptSEZ
Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Tanker PortMyanmarTransport
Kyaukpyu Special Economic ZoneMyanmarTransport
Port AktauKazakhstanTransport
“Khorgos – Eastern Gate”KazakhstanSEZ
Khalifa Port Terminal 2UAETransport
Greater Peshawar Region Mass TransitPakistanTransport
Dhaka-Chattogram Rail RouteBangladeshTransport
Kuala Tanjung PortIndonesiaTransport
Kayan River Hydropower PlantIndonesiaEnergy
Lake Toba Tourism DistrictIndonesiaUrban
International Airport LembehIndonesiaTransport
Dammam Riyadh Freight LineSaudi ArabiaTransport
Hassyan Clean Coal Project, DubaiUAEEnergy
Muse-Mandalay RailwayMyanmarTransport