Construction of 920 km of roads to be completed within “Nurly Zhol” program before year-end
The construction works of 920 km of roads to be completed within “Nurly Zhol” program before the year-end, Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Kuandyk Bishimbayev said at the Government meeting.
“In order to create an effective interregional network of roads linking Astana with regions in ray principle, in 2015-2020 it is planned to build and reconstruct over 6.7 thousand km of roads in the framework of the state program. Thus, 329.3 billion tenge was allocated for the construction and reconstruction of roads in 2015-2016. The funds were fully disbursed in 2015 and that allowed building and reconstruction of 456 km of roads. This year, construction works covered over 1 thousand km of roads. By the year-end, the construction works of 920 km of roads will be completed from all sources,” K.Bishimbayev said.
In addition, the Minister noted that 95.2 billion tenge was allocated in the framework of the state program for 2015-2016 to increase the transit capacity from 25 to 88 million tonnes per year. The money was spent on construction of railway between Borzhakty – Ersai and Almaty – Shu, ferry terminal at Kuryk port and Astana airport.
“Currently, the allocated funds are at the disposal of the respective the quasi-public sector companies which implemented 34.8 billion tenge. The remaining funds will be fully disbursed by the end of the year,” K. Bishimbayev said.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan