Kazakhstan Plans To Increase Transit Traffic By 7 Times

Kazakhstan Plans To Increase Transit Traffic By 7 Times

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed the government to ensure the significant increase in transit traffic until 2020, according to Nazarbayev’s message to the Kazakh people, published on Jan. 31.

Thus, it was instructed to increase the volume of container freight traffic by 7 times – up to 2 million containers, passenger transportation – by 4 times to 1.6 million transit passengers.

“It is necessary to increase the income from transit transportation by 5.5 times – up to $4 billion per year,” said Nazarbayev.

He also noted that the construction and reconstruction work will cover 4,400 kilometers of roads in 2017.

It is necessary to ensure the freedom of transit of goods, the establishment and modernization of transportation corridors, added the Kazakh president.

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