Great Silk Way To Be Revived
KYZYLORDA (Kazakhstan), June 29 (Bernama) – The “Great Silk Way” is being revived. In autumn, Kazakhstan will witness the commission of almost 400 kilometres of the “Western Europe-Western China” International Transport Corridor, reports Kazakhstan’s Khabar news agency .
This segment runs through the territory of Kazakhstan and will be a link between Europe and Asia. Almost all of the construction materials which were used during the implementation of this project, were produced in Kazakhstan.
Since crushed stone, concrete and bitumen were delivered from local factories, businesses had a chance to earn some revenue.
Abelgazy Kusainov, Kazakhstani Minister of Transport and Communications, said that the transport corridor will assist in the development of all five regions.
“We are going to establish good service and people will feel comfortable while travelling. The condition of the roads enables an increase of speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour,” he said.
The opening of the transport corridor is scheduled for the beginning of 2013.
Unlike other roads, this highway will help to save time. To cover the distance from the Port of Lianyungang in China to the borders with European states required 10 days. It is assumed that within 10 years, cargo volume will exceed 30 million tonnes per year.