Kazakhstan Railways national company announces results of production activity in 2013
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan.21
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) fulfilled all the basic production and financial performance in 2013, the company president Askar Mamin said, at the expanded collegium on the results of the year with participation of the Kazakh prime minister.
The company's cargo turnover in 2013 amounted to 231.2 billion net ton-kilometers (exceeding the planned volume by 0.1. percent), while passenger traffic stood at 16.9 billion passenger-kilometers (exceeding the planned volume by 0.3 percent), according to Mamin.
"According to the results of the year, the net profit is expected at the level of 117 billion tenge (155.27 tenge=$1)," the company president said.
Labor productivity in the railway industry hit 5.85 million tenge per person (increase by 1.3 percent), according to the national company's head.
The traffic of container trains for 2013 amounted to 1,653, which is 24 percent higher than in 2012. It is planned to increase this figure to 20 percent in 2014," Mamin said.
"Speed container trains of Xian-Uzbekistan, Shenzhen-Kazakhstan, Lianyungang-Kazakhstan will be organized in 2014. The volume of transportation through border crossings with China hit 19.4 million tons in 2013, which is by 17 percent higher than in 2012, "the head of the national company said.
Mamin said that during 2013 the national company purchased and modernized about 135 locomotives, 3,154 freight cars, 288 passenger cars. Some 631 kilometers of main roads were overhauled and the topsides of the road throughout Zhezkazgan Beyneu and Arkalyk-Shubarkol railway lines under construction were completed.
The production volume of transport machine building in 2013 amounted to over $200 billion tenge which is by 20 times exceeds the figure of 2008.
Two high-speed trains on Astana-Atyrau, Almaty-Atyrau routes were launched in 2013. It is planned to run five high speed trains on Astana- Kyzylorda, Almaty-Aktobe, Astana-Ust-Kamenogorsk, Almaty-Ust-Kamenogorsk and Almaty-Tashkent routes in 2014.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.