Ministry of Investments and Development: 22 road projects to be completed in 2017 within the framework of Nurly Zhol
During today’s briefing at the Government press center, Deputy Minister of Investments and Development Roman Sklyar spoke about the implementation of the Nurly Zhol Infrastructure Development State Program.
Roman Sklyar reported that since the beginning of the implementation of the Nurly Zhol State Program, in 2015-2016, 2 thousand kilometers of highways of national importance underwent construction and reconstruction, of which 1.3 km of roads of technical category I and II were put into service.
“This year, the state program covers implementation of 22 road projects, with a total length of 4,4 thousand km,” � the Deputy Minister said.
The Center-South project in 2016 completed the reconstruction of the Astana-Temirtau and Almaty-Kapshagai sections with a total length of 275 km. Reconstruction of the 14 km Temirtau-Karaganda section continues.
Since the launch of the Center-East project, 230 km were put into service.
Under the Center-West project, reconstruction of the Astana-Kostanay highway and the Aktobe-Karabutak-Denisovka section has been fully completed. Before 2020, it is planned to complete the Denisovka-Kostanay section (114 km).
According to the speaker, implementation continues of the previously approved projects Kapshagai-Taldykorgan, Astana-Petropavlovsk-The Russian Federation border and Uralsk-Kamenka.
“We also launched new projects: Zhetybai-Zhanaozen, Taldykorgan-Ust-Kamenogorsk, Merke-Burylbaytal, Kalbatau-Maykapshagai, Usharal-Dostyk, Beyneu-Akzhigit, Taskesken-Bakhty, Osinovsky Pass, Shchuchinsk-Zerenda with a total length of 2000 km,” � Roman Sklyar said.
Over the first half of the year, 112 billion tenge was used for the projects being implemented, 80 000 people were involved.
In addition, he noted that in December 2016 in the port of Kuryk a railway ferry complex with a capacity of 4 million tonnes was launched. Also, this year saw launch of the construction of an automobile ferry complex with a capacity of 2 million tonnes. The cost of the project is 67 billion tenge.
Also the Deputy Minister commented on the work of the new railway station in Astana.
“The capacity of the new station is 35 thousand passengers per day, and in conjunction with the old station – 47 thousand passengers per day, which fully provides services to the capital’s passenger traffic, including during the international exhibition. Since the beginning of operation of the railway station, about 305 thousand passengers have been serviced.
Construction of the new terminal and reconstruction of the runway of Astana airport have also been completed. The capacity of the airport is 8.2 million passengers per year or 2525 passengers per hour, � he said.
Roman Sklyar noted that the large-scale implementation of infrastructure projects within the framework of Nurly Zhol will allow increasing the speed of transportation, reducing transportation costs, improving service and transit potential in general.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan