Already this year, the motor corridor "Western Europe - Western China" will be fully open. This statement was made by the Minister for Investments and Development at the reporting meeting with the population. According to Zhenis Kassymbek, more than two thousand kilometers have already been built, the section from Shymkent to the Russian border with access to the Orenburg, the road Taraz-Almaty. The works still continue in areas "Almaty - Khorgos", "Shymkent - Tashkent" and "Shymkent - border of Zhambyl region." About 5 thousand kilometers of roads of national importance have been reconstructed and repaired from 2010 only. A separate area now - infrastructure projects "Nurly Zhol". 330 billion tenge were allocated for their implementation this year.
Zhenis KASSYMBEK, KAZAKH MINISTER OF INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT:
This year, the length of roads covered by construction and reconstruction will amount to 1,700 km. About 75 thousand people will be employed on the construction work during the year. This is under the program "Nurly Zhol". In general, more than 100 thousand people work in the road industry. In the period from 2017 to 2019, full-scale work will be carried out on all projects "Nurly Zhol". In the peak period it is planned to involve in these projects, about 200 thousand people.