Logistics infrastructure in the Caspian provides realization of transit potential of Kazakhstan – A.Mamin
First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, during a working visit to Mangistau region held a meeting on the development of the SEZ “Aktau Seaport” and on the implementation of the Logistics Infrastructure Development Plan in the Caspian, the Secretariat of the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.
Chairman of the Board of “SEZ “Aktau Seaport” JSC Bauyrzhan Kayratov said “SEZ “Aktau Seaport” was established in 2002 with the purpose of attracting investments for the development of export-oriented and high-tech industries.
27 members are registered. Currently, investors are working from China, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Britain, Azerbaijan. 18 investment projects have been implemented. 1,300 jobs have been created. Products worth 260,4 billion tenge have been produced. Payments to the budget totaled 23.6 billion tenge.
According to B. Kayratov, in 2018 it is planned to implement 5 projects for a total of 10.5 billion tenge with the creation of 224 workplaces.
First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan A. Mamin noted that enterprises participating in the SEZ should make every effort to increase the competitiveness of their products both on the domestic and foreign markets. In addition, he instructed to intensify the work on attracting foreign investment in the SEZ, stressing that “this issue is under special control of the Government”.
Vice-president of “NC “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy” JSC Sanzhar Yelyubayev informed about the Work Plan of Logistics Infrastructure in the Caspian Sea for 2018-2020.
He informed that in 2017 the Caspian multimodal node of Kazakhstan processed over 5.5 million tons of cargo. With a decrease in the transportation of crude oil, work continued to diversify the cargo base in the Caspian Sea, the share of general cargo increased to 80% of the total transshipment compared to 60% in 2016.
In 2018, the transshipment volume will be more than 10 million tons. The share of dry and ferry cargo will remain at 80%, and by 2020 it will be about 16.7 million tons. The volume of container cargo through ports in 2018 is planned to be at the level of 35 thousand TEU, and by 2020 – 300 thousand TEU.
In 2017, the volume of transshipment of cargo through the port of Kuryk amounted to 1.5 million tons of various cargo. This year, this figure is planned to increase to 4.5 million tons.
The First Deputy Prime Minister underlined that “objects of logistics infrastructure in the Caspian Sea are an important link in the Trans-Caspian corridor. Head of State N. Nazarbayev set the task of increasing the transit potential. To fulfill the President’s instruction, a modern logistics infrastructure is being created. Already today we see positive results, for example, in the port of Kuryk this year we plan to increase the volumes of ferry cargo by about 3 times”.
As part of the trip to Mangistau region, A. Mamin got acquainted with the activities of Kuryk port, the zone of border and customs infrastructure, social facilities, as well as the process of transshipment of vehicles to the countries of the Caucasus region, Russia and Turkey. In total in the current year, it is planned to provide transshipment of about 20 thousand pieces of equipment, which is twice as much as in the previous year.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050