Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan checkpoints modernization progress revealed

Transport Materials 13 June 2020 15:01 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan checkpoints modernization progress revealed

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun.13

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Reconstruction of the Korday checkpoint at the Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan border is 50 percent completed, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.

Starting from January 2020, the operations of Korday checkpoint were temporarily suspended due to the reconstruction.

Construction and installation works began in Feb. 2020. An infrastructure with modern equipment and 8-lane vehicle traffic will be built at the checkpoint by Dec. 2020.

The reconstruction will allow increasing the daily passenger traffic from 6,000 people up to 23,000 people. The capacity of vehicles movement will be increased from 1,000 to 2,500 per day.

The modernization and reconstruction of checkpoints on Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border is to be implemented over the period from 2020 through 2025. The work on reconstruction of Korday checkpoint is underway since November 2019 and it is to be finished in 2020, the ministry said.

Checkpoints’ infrastructure modernization will be implemented separately by parties at their own expense.

"Reconstruction and modernization of the checkpoints by Kazakhstan is being funded from the republican budget. Use of other financing mechanisms, such as public-private partnerships and borrowing from international financial institutions is also being looked into," the ministry said earlier this year.


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