KAZAKH AND AZERBAIJANI PRIME MINISTERS LAUNCH CONSTRUCTION OF FIBER OPTIC LINKS UNDER THE CASPIAN
Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov have attended a ceremony in the Kazakh city of Aktau to commence the construction of the TransCaspian Fiber Optic (TCFO), the fiber optic communication lines between the two countries under the Caspian Sea, primeminister.kz informs.
The transcontinental project will create a digital telecommunications corridor between Europe and Asia. Cable laying with a length of about 380 400 km will be carried out by Transtelecom, KazTransCom and the Azerbaijani telecom operator AzerTelecom, and will be operational by the end of 2021, allowing for transmission of data with a capacity of at least 4 6 Tbps.
Azerbaijan is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan. The principles of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation were laid down by First President Nursultan Nazarbayev, National Leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev, continuing the foreign policy of the National Leader, attaches particular importance to the development and deepening of bilateral relations with Azerbaijan, Askar Mamin said.
The Head of the Government stressed that the joint project TransCaspian Fiber Optic would allow to reach a higher level of development of a high speed and secure data transmission infrastructure, enter the number of leading Europe Asia trunk routes and take a rightful place in world data transit.
Both countries’ Prime Ministers had deliberations on the state and prospects of cooperation in trade, economic, investment, transport and logistics, agriculture, space and cultural and humanitarian spheres.
As part of his working trip to Mangystau region, Prime Minister Askar Mamin attended a capsule laying ceremony at the construction site of a methanol and olefin plant, being implemented by Singapore based WestGasOil, with an investment of $ 1.8 billion. The plant’s capacity is 300 thousand tons of methanol and 600 thousand tons of olefins per year. During the construction period, 4 000 jobs will be created, and after commissioning in 2023, the company’s staff will be 650 people
The Head of Government was reported on the construction of the multi functional hotel and tourist complex Aktau Resort Hotel, as well as the work of KazAzot, Mangystau Oil Refining enterprises and the Maga Bread bakery, as well as toured the A. Kekilbayev Cultural Centre, examining the museum and memorial of the national writer of Kazakhstan.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050