Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 13
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan will repair 2,300 kilometres of roads next year, according to the press service of Kazakh Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Capital and medium repairs will cover 1,136 kilometres of roads, whereas reconstruction will be conducted on 740 kilometres of national roads, in line with the state program on development of transport infrastructure. In particular the reconstruction of highways connecting the center and the regions will be continued.
Construction works stretching from the center of the country in the southern direction will completely cover the Astana-Temirtau and Almaty-Kapshagay sections. The reconstruction of the Burylbaytal-Kurta-Kapshagay section (228 kilometres) will also be launched. Construction documents for the Karaganda-Balkhash-Burylbaytal section (686 kilometres) will be developed. The construction on this section is scheduled to begin in 2015.
Construction works from the country's center to the eastern part are planned to completely cover the section stretching from Astana to Pavlodar in 2014. It is also planned to continue the reconstruction in the Semey-Kalbatau stretch. The construction documents will also be developed for the Kalbatau Ust-Kamenogorsk and Pavlodar-Semey sections.
In 2014 it is expected to commission 238 kilometres of the Beiney-Shetpe section and to start reconstruction of the road's Shetpe-Aktau section.
The reconstruction of the highway at the Western Europe-Western China international corridor will also continue. Kazakhstan's Motor Roads Committee plans to open traffic on 179 kilometres by late 2014.
Complete reconstruction of sections at the Uralsk-Aktobe and Astana-Kostanay-Chelyabinsk motor roads is planned for the next year. Construction of the Kokshetau-Petropavlovsk, Kapshagay-Taldykorgan, Omsk-Pavlodar, Taskesken-Bakhty motor roads will also continue. Their reconstruction should be completed in 2017.
In addition it is planned to start construction of the South-Western Bypass (31 km) and the reconstruction of the Shchuchinsk-Zerenda (80 kilometers) motor road, which will be completed in 2016.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.