Minister of Transport reports to President Nazarbayev on infrastructure development
ASTANA-AKORDA. October 7. KAZINFORM. Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev has received Minister of Transport and Communications Abelgazy Kussainov today; the President's press service told Kazinform. A. Kussainov reported on the results of the ministry's activity from the beginning of the year and prospects for the nearest future. In particular, he touched upon the development of Kazakhstan's infrastructure within the framework of implementation of the Transport Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan till 2015. He told about practical realization of the project on development of the international road transport transit corridor "Western Europe - Western China". In whole it is planned to improve quality of 86% of principal roads and 70% of local roads within the program of development of the national road network for 2008-2012. In accordance with the strategy of railway transport development, construction of the railroad lines Uzen - border with Turkmenistan and Korgas-Zhetygen is continued. In the field of air transport the Ministry is holding measures on renewal of the legal framework, transfer to the international quality standards and establishment of cooperation with the European Union. The Minister informed of the progress of modernization of Aktau Sea Port as well.