Western Europe-Western China highway to be opened in Kazakhstan in 2013
Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan.19 /Trend L.Podolyak/
The Western Europe - Western China highway in Kazakhstan will be commissioned in 2013, the website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan revealed on Thursday, quoting the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
It stated that work on the project in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan will be completed this year and in the South Kazakhstan, Zhambyl and Almaty regions in 2013.
Currently work is on-going over a 1734 kilometre stretch through four regions, namely Aktobe, Kyzylorda, Zhambyl and South Kazakhstan, where 6000 pieces of equipment including 30 asphalt, 32 concrete and 32 crushing plants are in use.
More than 35,000 people, 34,400 of whom are Kazakhs are involved in the corridor's construction and there are plans to increase the number to 50,000.
The Government considers in necessary to create an infrastructure along the Western Europe - Western China highway in order to promote the creation of new companies with jobs.
Construction of an international Western Europe - Western China transport corridor will also increase the transit and export potential of Kazakhstan and is a successful practical contribution to the process of engaging the republic in the world transit network.