Summary: Kazakhstan has been developing relations in all international vectors to strengthen transport infrastructure. There is a railway corridor that connects the country to Iran and opens the prospect of transporting cargo from Russia, China, and the Pacific region to the Gulf countries. The last transport forum, Kazakhstan was looking for new solutions in this sector. In 6 years, Kazakhstan has invested $23 billion dollars to its infrastructure and plans to add another $6 billion. The First Deputy Minister states, Kazakhstan has built 2,500 kilometers of new railways lines that optimize transport corridors. It is more profitable for China to transport goods to Europe through Kazakhstan rather than by sea. Another, international road corridor has been launched that will open the markets for Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Summary: In the video, the narrator states that without a modern transport network, it is difficult to realize the transit potential given the large area and geographical position of Kazakhstan in the region. President Nazarbayev has stated that creation of a modern road and infrastructure is a key provision of the “Nurly Jol” program. According to Nazarbayev has made a solid start by 700 companies have started and 70,000 new jobs have been provided. Also, through negotiations with China, they have agreed to the construction of 15-20 processing plants and recycled products will increase the revenues of the country.
Summary: According to the report, Kazakhstan’s government employed the “Government Planning System” in June 2009, which is a Development Strategy of Kazakhstan until 2030. The strategy focuses on infrastructure, specifically, transport and communication. Also, mentioned is the Strategic Plan of Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2020. It sets forth target indicators for the development of transport by 2020, in which 16,000 km of railway will be built and renovated. Rail links between Beineu – Shalkar and Zhezkazgan – Saksaulskaya should be built by 2017; in road transport, the international transit corridor Western Europe – Western China should be renovated by 2014.
Summary: According to the article, Kazakhstan Ministry for investment and Development’s Committee on Highways has allocated $4.2 billion dollars to support domestic transport. This will result in global competiveness by utilizing the six international transport corridors that are functioning in the territory, including North, South, and Central corridors and TRACEA (Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia). Also, mentioned is the Western Europe-Western China highway project will help reduce transcontinental transportation terms by 10-12 days and provide better integration of Kazakhstan into the transit networks of China, Russia and the Middle East.
Summary: According to the article, there are concerns for Kazakhstan’s rod safety and the The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimates that traffic incidents cost the country $9 billion annually; the GDP of Kazakhstan was $451.2 billion in 2016, which means that traffic incidents cost the country about 9 percent of its GDP. Roadways, ports, railways, and airports are among key targets of improving the infrastructure of the country. Also mentioned, is the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EBRD is interested in regional integration of Kazakhstan and supports this goal by investing in the improvement of the Western Europe–Western China trade corridor. One of the Kazakhstan Temir Zholy’s (infrastructure company in Kazakhstan) main projects is improving the Aktau port, which it manages, along the northern Caspian Sea. As of 2015, the improvement of the port has increased the port’s tonnage to 3 million. The target tonnage goal is 21 million tonnes by 2020.