Western Europe – Western China transport corridor construction starts in South Kazakhstan region
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Works on construction of the Western Europe - Western China transport corridor have started in the South Kazakhstan region, Kazakh Transport and Communication Ministry reported with the reference to regional Highway Committee.
"Placement of the cement-concrete cover has started in the South Kazakhstan region for the Western Europe - Western China transport corridor," the Ministry said.
In 2013, 1,406 kilometers of highways will be built in Kazakhstan within the Western Europe - Western China transport corridor project implementation.
In particular, in 2013, Kazakhstan will launch construction of the 65 kilometers long highway bypassing the city of Taraz and the 79 kilometers long international highway from the city of Shymkent to the border of Zhambyl region. Moreover, the 304 kilometers long section of the Almaty - Khorgos highway is planned to be reconstructed in the second half of the year.
Construction of the international Western Europe - Western China highway started in 2009. The project is planned to be completed in 2015.