Ministry of Investments and Development: Volumes of transported transit cargo are growing in Kazakhstan
The Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev considered the development of transit, logistics and roadside service in the country.
According to the Ministry of Investments and Development, in 2016 the share of the transport sector in GDP was about 7.8%, while the Volume Index was 103.8%. The main transit of goods falls on road and rail transport.
Measures are being taken to increase the volume of container transportations, including on the promising PRC-EU-PRC direction. In 2016, 245 thousand containers were transported by transit across the territory of Kazakhstan, which is 35.3 thousand more than in 2015, or 14%. During the 5 months of this year, the volume of container traffic amounted to 119 thousand TEU, which is 34% more compared to the same period in 2016.
In the field of road transport, growth of indicators was due to the launch of the Western Europe – Western China transit corridor. In 2016, 1.4 million tonnes of cargo were transported, which is 11.6% more than in 2015. Over 5 months of this year, more than one million tonnes of cargo were transported, which is twice as much as in the same period in 2016. The main directions are cargoes from China (55.3%) and Uzbekistan (26.2%) to the countries of the EAEU.
In order to develop the capacity of air transportations by the end of this year, it is planned to transport 600 thousand transit passengers, and by 2020 to raise this figure to 1.6 million people per year.
First Deputy Prime Minister A. Mamin commented on the issue of expanding transit container transportations from China through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan: “By 2020, up to 80% of the transit flow will account for transit container transportation by land transport through the territory of Kazakhstan. This is a good dynamic”.
Chairman of the Board of JSC NC KTZ K. Alpysbayev and Chairman of the Board of JSC KazAvtoZhol Y. Kizatov reported on the development of container freight transportation and roadside service. Akims of Kyzylorda and Aktobe regions K. Kusherbayev and B. Saparbayev reported on the work on developing transit potential in the regions.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan