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Kanat Bozumbaev announces the date of the commencement of construction of the Saryarka gas pipeline

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The construction of the Saryarka gas main will launch in July this year, following an official ceremony.

The official start of the construction of the Saryarka main gas pipeline is planned for July this year. The first stage, along the Kyzylorda-Zhezkazgan-Karaganda-Temirtau-Astana route, will be completed by December 2019, � Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev said during the Government hour in the Majilis.

The Minister recalled that the preliminary cost of the first stage of the project is 267.3 billion tenge. The working group, which I am chairing, detailed the competence of all concerned parties. Akimats of Karaganda, Akmola regions and Astana have developed roadmaps for the construction of infrastructure, taking into account the timing of the construction of the main gas pipeline and regional networks. The first stage should cover 171 settlements along its route. Thus, the project will increase the pace construction of gas infrastructure, and in the future will cover entire Kazakhstan, � the Minister told the Deputies.

Kanat Bozumbaev informed that the level of available gas infrastructure in the country today is 47.38%, 1320 settlements have access to gas. In the framework of transfers, about 13 billion tenge is allocated for the development of regions from the national budget. However, due to technical limitations, out of the 16 regions, the regions of the central and northern parts of the country remained outside the scheme for the construction of gas infrastructure. Thanks to the fifth social initiative of the Head of State, the issue of setting up gas infrastructure in the city of Astana, Karaganda and parts of the Akmola region will be resolved.

Recall, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the decision to build a gas pipeline to Astana from Kyzylorda region in March this year, presenting five social initiatives at a joint session of the chambers of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

We will implement the project to build a gas main along the route Karaozek in the Kyzylorda region, where the main gas pipeline passes through Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Temirtau to Astana. Perhaps when the gas comes here, we will think about other cities – Pavlodar, Petropavlovsk and, of course, Kokshetau, � Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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