Revenues of Kazakhstan from Transit via Transport Corridors to Double by 2015

Business Materials 26 April 2008 13:25 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 April / corr. Trend I. Khalilova/ Kazakhstan plans to improve transport infrastructure by 2015 which is necessitated by realization of oil and gas project and development of economy, Svetlana Gonova, the Head of Transport Policy Department of Ministry of Transport of Kazakhstan said to Trend . According to Gonova, it will stimulate rise in the export potential of the country, and establishment of shortest routes for the transportation of Kazakh cargos to the world markets.

By 2015, Kazakhstan expects the rise in revenues from transit up to 136bln tanga from 60bln tanga in 2007. The dynamics of increase in transit goods is as follows: 16.4mln tons by 2010, 23mln tons in 2012 and 32.8mln tons by 2015.

Aktau-Atirau, Bineo-Aktau and Bineo-Shalkar highways are expected to be constructed within the improvement of transport infrastructure in Kazakhstan.

According to Gonova, a terminal in Aktau airport is planned to be built in the civil aviation field which will increase the capacity of the airport up to 450-650 passengers an hour.

"There a lot of big transport projects in the Caspian littoral area aiming at developing transport infrastructure, and meeting demands of the population and economy," Gonova said. These measures are carried out not only due to the joining Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline but also development of numerous oil and gas fields in Kazakhstan.

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