“KazAvtoZhol” NC” JSC is implementing the following projects within “Nurly Zhol” state program:
The project incorporates implementation of reconstruction of the road from Astana to Almaty on the existing route through Temirtau, Karaganda, Balkhash and Kapshagay cities with a total length of 1 282 km. As the result of 2015, 62 km of the road have been commissioned, where works were carried out by the contractors: “Todini” LLP and “K-Dorstroy” JSC. In 2016, it is planned to complete the main works and commission 5 sections between Astana and Temirtau, as well as put into operation completely Almaty-Kapshagay section. After the project completion, the road will be referred to the I category with 2-lane and 3-lane dual carriageway. Full completion of the project is planned in 2020. Funding of the section has been provided by the Republican Budget, the loan of the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Implementation of this project has been started in 2010. The corridor will connect Astana and Ust-Kamenogorsk through Pavlodar, Semey, Kalbatau cities. “Astana-Ust-Kamenogorsk” project with a total length of 1 016 km will be referred to the first category 4-lane and 2-lane roads with cement-concrete and asphalt-concrete pavements. Following 2015, 100 km of the road have been commissioned, where works were carried out by “Kazakhdorstroy” LLP, “ABK Avtodor-NS” LLP, “Avtodorservis” LLP. In 2016, it is planned to open traffic for two lanes from Astana to Koyandy Village, commission the bridge pass over Irtysh River with access to “Omsk-Maykapshagay” road. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.
One of the large-scale projects implemented under “Nurly Zhol” program is the Center-West Project, where the route runs through Astana, Aktobe, Atyrau and Aktau cities. In 2015, reconstruction of 2 road sections with a length of 26 km has been started at the expense of funds allocated from the National Fund. It is planned to attract loans from the World, Asian and Islamic banks for the implementation of the remaining sections. In 2016, it is planned to put into operation 2 sections with a length of 100 km. Construction works are scheduled for completion in 2019.
Under this project, reconstruction of the road from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk passing along the existing route through Almaty, Kapshagay, Taldykorgan, Kalbatau, Ust-Kamenogorsk cities is implemented. Kapshagay-Taldykorgan route with a length of 141 km includes 53 km commissioned and Almaty-Taldykorgan one-lane passage opened based on the results of 2015. Works in these sections were carried out by “Neuburg” LLP and “SK Kulager” LLP contractors. Works are planned to be started in 2016 along Taldykorgan-Kalbatau-Ust-Kamenogorsk route with a length of 764 km. In 2016, it is scheduled to commission completely sections between Kapshagay and Taldykorgan cities. Full completion of the project is planned in 2019. After the project completion, the road will be classified as category I or II road with 2-lane and 4-lane traffic.
The length of “Kokshetau-Petropavlovsk-Border of the Russian Federation” route is 248 km. In “Border of Akmola Oblast – Petropavlovsk Section, including Petropavlovsk Bypass”, works are conducted for 5 sections with a total length of 117 km. Following 2015, there were 30 km of road commissioned in this section by the contractor, “Kazpako” LLP. The road is referred to the II category road with asphalt-concrete pavement. Today, 63 km of road have been commissioned in total. Funding is provided from the National Fund. In 2016, it is planned to put into operation 3 sections with a length of 76 km.
“Uralsk-Kamenka-Border of the Russian Federation” Project
The total length of this project is 100 km. In the longer term, the road will be classified as category II with 2-lane traffic. As a part of the road corridor reconstruction in the area of “Taskala” border crossing point, construction of another 6 lanes is provided in addition to the existing lanes, as well as construction of a platform for inspection of vehicles, cleaning and disinfection of vehicles, inspection pits in the lanes, parking area for heavy vehicles. Growth in the number of lanes at “Taskala” vehicles crossing point will allow increasing the capacity at the border and preventing traffic congestion and passengers crowding. Completion of the construction is scheduled for 2018.
Implementation of the projects of “Nurly Zhol” State Program is planned to be completed in phases by 2022.
According to the assessment of the leading experts in the field of transport, Central Asian Region will mainly become the most important transport site for the communication between areas of Western China and Western Europe for the next 20-25 years.
One of the main goals set out by the Head of our State in Kazakhstan’s Development Strategy until 2050 is the development of the country’s transit potential. Today, a number of large nationwide infrastructural projects are under implementation, the result of which should include twice increase in transit transportations through Kazakhstan by 2020. By 2050, this figure is expected to increase 10 times.
Development of the country’s economy and competitiveness improvement are impossible without adequate infrastructure. Infrastructural development is the core of “Nurly Zhol, the Way to the Future” New Economic Policy, initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, N.A. Nazarbayev. At the moment, there is a challenge to form an infrastructural framework that will link the capital of Kazakhstan with macro-regions by means of the main roads based on the radial principle.
Under the State Program, the National Operator, “KazAvtoZhol” Company, plans to carry out reconstruction works for more than 7 thousand km of roads of national importance.
Kazakhstan is creating a solid platform of interregional transit center by implementing these large-scale projects. Located in the center of the Eurasian continent, at the intersection of the major economic regions, different civilizations and cultures, Kazakhstan is actively integrating into the modern system of global political and economic interactions. Developing the modern means of communications, transport and infrastructure, Kazakhstan is building a linking bridge between the West and the East, which will be used for continental and transcontinental transportation of goods and commodities, as well as transportation of goods and commodities that are logically linked to the territorial development of Kazakhstan, which is not less important.
Given the significant annual increase in the volumes of international road transportations, the implementation of projects of “Nurly Zhol” Program will increase the competitiveness in the international market of transport services in the long term and will contribute to the establishment of Kazakhstan as a global transport and logistics hub.