Kazakhstan to open 3 transport and logistics centers
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to launch three transport and logistics centers until the end of 2017, the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) said in a message Feb. 2.
The transport and logistics centers will be created in the city of Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan near the borders with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, in the city of Aktobe in northwestern Kazakhstan not far from the border with Russia, and in the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk in eastern Kazakhstan near the border with China.
According to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee, over 3.72 billion tons of cargo was transported by all types of transport in Kazakhstan in 2016, or 0.2 percent less than in 2015.
Revenues from transportation of cargo, baggage and cargo luggage by all types of transport in Kazakhstan stood at 1.83 trillion tenges (324 tenges = $1) in 2016.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev in a message to the Kazakh people, published on Jan. 31, said he instructed the government to increase the volume of container freight traffic by 7 times – to 2 million containers and passenger transportation – by 4 times to 1.6 million passengers until 2020.