The new ‘Nur Zholy’ automobile checkpoint opened at the border with China

The new ‘Nur Zholy’ automobile checkpoint opened at the border with China

The new ‘Nur Zholy’ automobile checkpoint opened at the border with China will contribute to the development of Kazakhstan’s transit potential, experts believe. Located along the ‘Western Europe-Western China’ highway, the checkpoint has a passenger capacity of 2,500 vehicles per day in both directions, of which 2,300 are freight trucks. In the future, the capacity of the checkpoint will be doubled. The project worth 70 billion tenge is implemented as a public-private partnership.

VALERIY FEDOTOV, DRIVER:

 - It used to take almost an entire day to pass through the Kazakh customs. People arrived from China in the morning and left late in the evening. Now it is a completely different story. Everything is modern.

It takes less than 40 minutes for the freight transport to go through the registration at the ‘Nur Zholy’ checkpoint. The ultra-modern transport and logistics centre is located in an area of 25 hectares. The complex is equipped with a border control inspection area, customs clearance, parking for 200 trucks, automatic weight measurement and in-depth inspection of vehicles.

ILYAS ZHAILYBAYEV, ENTREPRENEUR:

 - The transport and logistics centre provides 14 types of services, particularly, all transport, logistics and customs services. This is carried out through the single window system. There is a warehouse on an area of 3.500 square meters. The overall area will increase to 140,000 square meters.

The ‘Nur Zholy’ automobile checkpoint and the new transport and logistics center are one of the largest in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It has no alternatives in terms of the technical equipment, speed of transportation of goods and control systems. Therefore, the new modern transport and logistics center has a great future, experts say.The checkpoint can soon process an increased flow of freight reaching 18 million tonnes per year.