The volume of transport services increases by 3.4% in the first quarter of 2017
This was reported by Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek at the press conference at Ukimet Uyi on the results of implementing the Presidential Address Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness in the first quarter of this year.
As is known, the Head of State in his Address, in order to develop the new Eurasian logistics infrastructure, instructed the Government to make maximum use of the transit potential, creation and modernization of transport corridors.
According to Z. Kassymbek, freight turnover increased by 5.4% and amounted to 125 billion tonne-kilometers. The volume of cargo transportation grew by 1.1% and amounted to 813 million tonnes.
The Minister also informed about the indicators in the sphere of transit container transportation.
Today we are making great efforts to maximize the transit potential of Kazakhstan. In the first quarter of this year, in comparison with the same period of the past, the volume of transit container transportation grew 3 times, amounting to 63 322 TEU, � he said.
Z. Kassymbek specified that in the PRC-EU-PRC direction the container traffic volume increased 1.6 times, amounting to 31 000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent – the conventional unit of measurement of freight vehicles capacity)
Speaking of the implementation of the Nurly Zhol Program, the Minister added that in 2017-2019 in the road sector it is envisaged to implement 23 projects spanning 4.4 thousand km, amounting to 1.7 trillion tenge
We are continuing to implement 7 rolling projects. At the end of the year, we plan to complete the work on 602 km of roads: Astana-Karaganda, Center-Vostok, Beineu-Aktau, Center-West, Kapshagai-Taldykorgan, Petropavlovsk-Russian border and Uralsk-Kamenka, – the speaker summed up, noting that more than 100 thousand people will be involved in the reconstruction and construction of roads.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan