Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 9
Some 200 kilometers of the Beineu-Aktau highway were commissioned in 2014, Kazakhstan's national company, KazAvtoZhol, said Jan. 9.
The company said it plans to construct the 100 kilometer stretch of the Beineu-Aktau highway this year, adding that it is projected to complete the reconstruction of a 170 kilometer stretch in late 2016.
The 470 kilometers long Beineu-Aktau highway is being constructed as part of the development of the 'Center-West' corridor, which will link the country's center with its west, and provide access to the sea port of Aktau, which is today one of the leading ports of the Caspian Sea in terms of cargo transhipment.
Modern road-building technologies, such as crushed-stone mastic asphalt concrete, stabilizing layer with the dorzin cement addition, protective wear layer of micro-surfacing type, were for the first time used in the highway's reconstruction.
KazAvtoZhol also said that this year it is also planned to start work on the reconstruction of the Zhetybai-Zhanaozen road's 73 kilometers long section.
Realization of these projects will have a positive impact on the development of economy in both the Mangistau region and the country as a whole, and will help to increase the international traffic flows through the area.
Edited by CN