Transit to become a new growth point of national economy
Transit container transportations in the direction of Europe – China doubled and amounted to 104.5 thousand containers in 2016. Vice-Minister noted that this trend will allow to increase the volume of container traffic in Kazakhstan up to 2 million containers by 2020.
The number of transit passengers has increased from 250 thousand to 478 thousand in 2016. Today, the main passenger flows are from Asia to Europe and vice versa. It is planned that this figure will reach 600 thousand in 2017.
It should be reminded that the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in his message “The third modernization of Kazakhstan: global competitiveness,” instructed the Government to provide an increase in the annual volume of transit by 2020:
– 7 times for goods carried by containers – up to 2 million containers;
– 4 times for passenger transport by air – up to 1.6 million passengers in transit.
The President also emphasized the fact that it is necessary
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan