BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 13. Kazakhstan aims to modernize 11,000 kilometers of roads in 2023, Marat Karabaiev, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, said, Trend reports, citing the press service of the Kazakh Prime Minister.
The ministry also works on implementation of projects, which will include the participation of international institutions from 2024 through 2030. The projects include the construction of 513-kilometer long Zhezkazgan-Karagandy road, Astana-Kostanay-Russian border road with a length of 830 kilometers, Beyneu-Shalkar road that stretches 515 kilometers, as well as Kyzylorda-Aktobe and Aktobe-Uralsk roads with a length of 1,101 and 628 kilometers respectively.
Alikhan Smailov, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, said that the development of road infrastructure is critical to boosting internal and external trade potential.
He added that poor quality of roads leads to a high number of accidents and avoidable deaths, which decreases the transit capabilities and tarnishes the international image of Kazakhstan.
Recently, Kazakhstan adopted concepts aimed to modernize and improve the efficiency of several sectors of the economy, including agriculture, the petrochemical industry, and the transport sector.
The simultaneous modernization of several fields of the economy is aimed to boost the industrial output of the country, stimulate the transit potential of the country, open new possibilities for foreign investments, and modernize the economy of Kazakhstan.