Investments and Development: Kazakhstan improved its position in the World Bank’s ranking on logistics efficiency
The Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev considered the development of Kazakhstan’s transport and logistics potential.
Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek reported that the past 5 years saw construction and reconstruction of 4.2 thousand kilometers of roads of national importance, including within the Nurly Zhol State Program � 1.3 thousand km.
The stretch of railway lines has been increased by 1,854 km; the Arkalyk-Shubarkol and Zhezkazgan-Beineu sections have been put into operation, which allowed providing direct access from the east to the west of Kazakhstan and further to the Persian Gulf countries via the Uzen-Bolashak railway line. The Borzhakty – Yersai stretch was commissioned and construction of the Almaty-Shu section first phase was completed.
The construction of railway lines of the ferry complex in the village of Kuryk was completed. The infrastructure of the Dry Port in FEZ Khorgos – Eastern Gate is fully formed at the border with China. Of the 18 airports in the country, 15 have reconstructed and constructed runways and 11 passenger terminals.
According to the result of 2016, Kazakhstan improved its position in the World Bank’s “Logistics Performance Index” on the “Quality of Infrastructure” index from the 106 to 65 place. According to the Ministry, measures to develop the transport and logistics industry, including within the framework of project management, will improve even this indicator.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan