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Terms for gasification of Astana named

by March 10, 2018 Market

The Head of State, during the meeting of joint chambers, instructed to conduct gasification of the northern region in one year or a year and a half. At what stage are the projects being implemented?

In order to gasify Astana, the central and northern regions of the country, the National Operator for Gas and Gas Supply of KazTransGas JSC developed a feasibility study of the project “Construction of the Saryarka gas main pipeline, which received a positive conclusion from the State Expertise.

At present, KazTransGas JSC is developing design and estimate documentation, which, with the passing of state expertise, is expected to be launched in June 2018.

Earlier it was reported that the construction of the gasification of Astana will be started at the expense of borrowed funds of the EBRD. Has the project completed all the necessary procedures to start implementation?

Currently, a working group is being established with the participation of interested state bodies and organizations to work out issues related to the implementation of the first stage of this project, including the terms and scheme of financing by raising funds from international financial institutions such as the EBRD, EDB, as well as DBK and other sources.

It is planned to resolve financing issues until June of this year and to conduct a solemn ceremony of welding the first joint of the main gas pipeline in early July of this year.

What are the real terms of the gas pipeline construction?

After the start of the project financing according to the information of the National operator in the field of gas and gas supply of KazTransGas JSC, the first stage of the main gas pipeline along the Kyzylorda – Zhezkazgan – Karaganda – Temirtau Astana route is expected to be realized within one year.

What is the approximate cost of the project?

The cost of the first stage of the Saryarka gas pipeline is 267.3 billion tenge.

How will the gasification affect the ecology of Astana?

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan