In Almaty held 18th meeting of the project working group within the SPECA
Kazakhstan, Astana, May 4 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
In Almaty c the 18th session of the project working group - Transport and Border Crossing in the framework of the Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), the press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan reported.
The meeting was headed by Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Azat Bekturov was attended by delegations from Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, as well as representatives of international organizations such as ECE, The ESCAP UN, OSCE, SCO and USAID.
The Kazakh side has presented a report on the work carried out by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the last year in development of transport infrastructure in the framework of Almaty Programme of Action (2003) and the Busan Declaration (2006).
According to the program of development of transport infrastructure in the 2010-2014 years was planed to implement more than 60 projects. During this time, it was planed to build 1,600 km of new railways, to reconstruct more than 20 thousand kilometers of roads, as well as to upgrade airport infrastructure and national merchant marine and ports.
Now is going work on the reconstruction of sections 6 major international transport corridors. All of them are part of the Asian Highway routes and ways of SPECA.
The main project is a transnational highway "Western Europe - Western China". Completion of construction of the highway section on the territory of Kazakhstan is scheduled for 2015. In this year scheduled checking of land with a total length of 806 kilometers. Also construction works will begin in the areas of "Tashkent-Shymkent", "Shymkent - Zhambylsk border area" and "Almaty - Khorgos."
During the meeting, the participants discussed the issues of road safety. UNECE experts are planning to work on the creation and updating of legal documents, such as the internationally agreed rules of the road, infrastructure construction, maintenance vehicles, and the organization of transport of dangerous goods.
According to the result of meeting of the SPECA was made recommendations aimed at reducing barriers to international transportation and transport infrastructure development.