Kazakhstan, Russia to analyze checkpoints infrastructure prior to their modernization
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Modernization of the checkpoints at Kazakhstan-Russia border is planned within the framework of Joint Action Program signed in 2019 by Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development and Russia’s Ministry of Transport, a representative of Russia’s Ministry of Transport told Trend.
According to the official, the plan draft of activities for reconstruction of checkpoints taking into account their infrastructure’s condition, as well as the condition and development plans for adjacent transport infrastructure and planned capacity was developed in cooperation with Kazakhstan. Currently, the plan draft is under review of the Russia’s government.
“The plan is aimed increase the capacity of existing checkpoints and make them to meet regulatory requirements,” the official said.
First and foremost modernization of checkpoints on the existing and future international transport routes is needed, especially of those developed within the framework of Eurasian Economic Union.
“The parties, i.e. Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development and Russia’s Ministry of Transport, will carry out analysis of existing and potential cargo and passenger traffic via main checkpoints included in international transport routes within the framework of activities within plan implementation,” the ministry said.
Based on the results of the analysis the sequence plan of the checkpoints modernization will be prepared.
“Especial attention will be given to indicators such as necessity for capacity increase, compliance of the checkpoint equipment to the established requirements, existence of access transport infrastructure, volume of dynamics of goods traffic via checkpoint, number of vehicles and persons crossing the state border,” the ministry said.
This approach, the official said, will allow to take into account vast checkpoint characteristics required for further development work.
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