Kazakh exporters ask to reduce route of transportation of dangerous goods
Kazakhstan, Astana, March 16 / Trend D.Mukhtarov /
Kazakh Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AMME) appealed to the country's government to assist in transportation of dangerous goods via shorter route, executive director of the AMME, president of the Union of Manufacturers and Exporters of Kazakhstan Nikolai Radostovets said on Friday, speaking at the V meeting of the Union of exporters in Astana.
"At present Kazatomprom and its certain subsidiaries carry out shipment of uranium products from Ulbin metallurgical plant (Zashita railway station of the East Kazakhstan region). In the case of transportation of uranium in the Chinese direction to the Dostyk station cargo passes part of the way through Russian Railways (station Lokot, Russia), that's why it's compulsory to reconcile transit through the territory of Russia with the Russian side," said Radostovets.
He said the AMME loses about two days.
Radostovets recalled that in Kazakhstan last year construction of railway section "Station "Ust-Kamenogorsk" - station "Shar" was completed, which would help to avoid all of the above delays.
"For exporters two days is very significant acceleration of the turnover and working assets, increase in production as a whole. We should also reduce the number of documents during the export operation," he stressed.
However, it turned out that this part of the railway has still no certification for the transport of dangerous goods of the seventh grade via it.
"We therefore asked for ends of development of transport infrastructure and improving the administration of export operations to certify railway station from Ust-Kamenogorsk to the Shar for the carriage of dangerous goods of the seventh grade via it," Radostovets offered.