Kazakhstan, Astana, July 3 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has today launched industrial projects during the teleconference with the regions.
The project of restoring and reconstructing the Ekibastuz GRES-1 thermal power station in the Pavlodar region, building the Bozshakol processing plant, a new refinery in Astana (9999 pure gold production) and the two Zhezkazgan - Beineu and Arkalyk - Shubarkol railroads have been launched.
The project of restoring and reconstructing the Ekibastuz thermal power station envisages the restoration of the eighth energy block with the installation of new electrostatic cleaners.
The reconstruction of the energy block will enable increasing the available power of the station from 2500 MW to 3000 MW by late 2012. The installation of electrostatic cleaners will increase the efficiency of the ash collection system. Total investments amounted to 23 billion 400 million tenge.
The Bozshakol processing plant is being constructed in accordance with international standards of construction. At present this is the first and only project in the CIS project of this level and scale. After commissioning the plant will provide metallurgical enterprises with raw materials for 45 or more years and will begin development of the copper industry in the Pavlodar region. The capacity of the plant is 100,000 copper concentrate per year. Total investments amounted to 255 billion tenge.
After a new refinery in Astana is commissioned, all kinds of gold bearing raw materials will be processed in Kazakhstan. The capacity of the plant will reach 25 tons of refined gold and 50 tons of silver per year.
The Zhezkazgan-Beineu railway line construction will ensure a direct transportation of goods from the central region of Kazakhstan and Dostyk station to the western region of Kazakhstan to Europe by reducing the distance by 1200 km from the east to the west of the country.
The project implementation will allow the transporting of exports and transit cargo with a volume to 26.2 and four million tons per year, respectively.
The Arkalyk-Shubarkol railway line construction will ensure transportation servicing of the Shubarkul coal deposit and the adjacent ore deposits by reducing the transportation distance in a northerly direction by 700 kilometres. Moreover, the railway will create favourable conditions to develop agricultural production of grain and livestock by increasing the railway transport servicing of several areas in the Karaganda region.
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