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Rail transit traffic up 32% in Kazakhstan

26 July 2021 14:20
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Rail transit traffic up 32% in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan saw a 32% growth in transit traffic by rail in 2020, Zhanibek Taizhanov, Deputy Chairman of the Transport Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.

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The country carried out a number of projects, including the Zhezkazgan-Beineu project linking the center with the west, double-tracking project between Almaty and Shu, construction of necessary port and terminal infrastructure in Aktau, Kuryk, Khorgos ports, and so on.

The country’s current rail transit traffic is 3.6-time more than that in 2016. Last year the figure stood at 876 thousand TEU, 32% more than in 2019.

In his words, rail transit traffic was estimated at over 800 thousand TEU in the first half-year of 2021 rising by 36% than in the same period of last year, including transit container traffic at over 530 thousand TEU, a 44% rise. He added that the figure is to set to be increased to around one million by the yearend and up to 1,660 thousand TEU by 2025.

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