National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy to be reorganized
It should be noted that the formation of the target model of the railway sector is provided in accordance with the State program of development and integration of transport system infrastructure until 2020, and the Strategic Plan for Development of Kazakhstan until 2020.
“Currently, a draft decree of Kazakhstan Government, providing the reorganization of NC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC by allocating “KTZ – Infrastructure” JSC, which will soon be sent for approval of the state bodies,” reported in the national company.
Thus, taking into account the target model, the creation of a national infrastructure operator, represented by “KTZ – Infrastructure” JSC, is considered; this will provide access to the main railway network for both national and private carriers on an equal basis.
It is worth adding that the separation of infrastructure and the transport activity is a global trend of reforming the railways that have been successfully implemented in the European Union, Australia, and Latin America and aimed at improving the efficiency and quality of services through liberalization, involvement of private initiative and investments.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan