BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 3. Kazakhstan is considering the possibility of creating external terminal networks in Azerbaijani, Iranian, Georgian and Turkish ports, Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development Kairbek Uskenbayev said at the governmental meeting, Trend reports.
According to Uskenbayev, in order to strengthen the transit potential of the country, given the current geopolitical situation, it’s planned to:
- develop a concept for the development of the transport and logistics potential of Kazakhstan until 2030;
- implement projects for the construction and modernization of transport infrastructure;
- ensure the development of checkpoints on the state border with neighboring states;
- upgrade the rolling stock, given the priority use of domestic products.
Following the instructions of Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the concept will be developed before the end of this year.
Besides, according to the minister, as part of the transformation of Kazakhstan Railways (KZT) into a national transport and logistics company, it’s proposed to cooperate with global transport and logistics companies with synchronization, elimination of bottlenecks and the creation of a Single Digital Corridor, which will ensure an online exchange of transportation documents, and access to international markets.
It’s also planned to carry out a large-scale transformation of corridors together with Kazakhstan’s PSA LLP. The state regulation of the activities of KTZ will also be strengthened by including it in corporate decision making, balancing the tariff policy and increasing operating activities, Uskenbayev noted.
A national base of scientific applications will be created for further development of the transport and logistics industry.
The implementation of the above activities will be enshrined in the concept for the development of the transport and logistics potential of Kazakhstan until 2030, said the minister.