25 October 2019

More than 6 trillion tenge will be directed to the construction of roads in Kazakhstan

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Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov at a government meeting introduced a new state program for the infrastructure project until 2025. Within its framework, it is planned to allocate more than 6 trillion 598 billion tenge for the construction of roads, reports NUR.KZ. The lion's share of the funds will be allocated from the republican budget. 11% or 715.3 billion tenge will be from local budgets. Another 26% (1 trillion 759 billion tenge) - through the mechanism of public-private partnership (PPP) and private investment. Another 5% (329.6 billion tenge) - own funds of national and state companies. “As part of the development of road infrastructure, it is planned to reconstruct 10 thousand km of roads, of which 3.8 thousand km are transitional (Karaganda - Balkhash - Kapshagay, Taldykorgan - Oskemen, Aktobe - Atyrau - Astrakhan, Kalbatau - Maykapshagay, Usharal - Dostyk, Merke - Buralbaital and others), the completion of which is provided for in 2020-2021, and 6.2 thousand km are new (Kyzylorda - Zhezkazgan - Karaganda, Zhezkazgan - Petropavlovsk, Karaganda - Ayagoz and others), and the repair of 11 thousand km of the republican network, repair of 27 thousand km of the local network,” said Atamkulov.

It is also planned to introduce payment for another 11 thousand km, which will allow in 2025 to switch completely to self-sustainability of the content of the entire republican network.

In the field of automobile transport, it is also planned to build and modernize about 133 bus stations and passenger service points.

In the railway industry, it is planned to modernize the Dostyk-Moyynty section and electrify the Moyynty-Aktogay section. For the development of small air lines, it is planned to build another 13 airfields of local air lines. For flights to these airfields this year, 2 L-410 aircraft (19 seats) were purchased on a leasing basis and up to 20 aircraft of a similar class are planned to be commissioned by 2025.
For the development of water transport, it is planned to purchase 48 units of ships, including 6 of the merchant fleet, and to carry out major repairs of locks.

Author: Anna Mayakovskaya Aigerim Askarova