Airport resumption of works date in west Kazakhstan announced
Astana, Kazakhstan, Oct.21
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Uralsk airport in West Kazakhstan will resume its work Nov.15 after the completion of the first phase of the reconstruction of its runway, the press service of the ministry of investment and development of Kazakhstan said Oct.21.
"Strengthening of the runway will allow the Uralsk airport to accept such modern aircrafts as the Boeing-757/737, Airbus-319/320/321, An-24, Fokker-100, CRJ-200 and Embraer-190," said the statement.
The report said that the repair of the runway the airport began in September 2014, and as a result of this work it was reinforced with a cement concrete pavement 30 centimeters thick. Some 205 people and 61 vehicles participated in the repair work.
After the completion of the second phase of the reconstruction, the length of the runway will be increased from 2,400 to 2,800 meters, with safety sidebands 7.5 meters wide each will be constructed on both sides of it, according to the report.
In addition, the Uralsk airport plans to replace the lighting equipment, which will make it possible to accept the aircrafts even in low visibility conditions.
The report said that the implementation of all these measures will make it possible to bring Uralsk airports characteristics in accordance with ICAO requirements until 2015.