BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.12
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Projects for increasing the seaports' capacity in Kazakhstan were finished within the framework of Nurly Zhol State Program implementation, a representative of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development told Trend.
According to the representative of the ministry, these include the project for construction of three dry cargo terminals in Aktau port the capacity of which is three million tons.
“This is a grain terminal the capacity of which is 1.5 million tons and two multipurpose terminals for transshipment of general cargo of 1.5 million tons capacity. This is also the construction of a ferry complex in Kuryk port the capacity of which is over six million tons, and an automobile terminal (capacity of two million tons for handling of trains and wheeled vehicles),” the official said.
He noted that the volume of dry and ferry cargo transport via Kazakhstan’s Aktau and Kuryk ports increased by almost three times.
“Overall, current capacity of Kazakh seaports reaches 27 million tons,” the representative said.
He added that measures for modernization of a handling equipment in Aktau port is still underway.
Nurly Zhol State Program of Infrastructure Development for 2015-2019 was developed to implement orders within the Address of the President to the citizens from November 11, 2014 “Nurly Zhol – way to the future”.
The purpose of the program is to create the unified economic market in Kazakhstan by means of macro regions of the country establishing and identifying of the cities of Almaty, Astana, Aktobe, Shymkent and Ust-Kamenogorsk as national and international hubs equipped with modern infrastructure and integration of the transport infrastructure of the country into the international transport system.
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