Kazakhstan’s strategic goal is to develop its transit potential. Restoration of road construction works at the Pavlodar section of the Center-East highway was completed. This transport corridor is an important part of the Nurly Zhol state program. The road will connect the Kazakh capital with China through Eastern Kazakhstan. The route’s length slightly exceeds 380 kilometers on the territory of the Pavlodar region. The highway is under construction. This is a 25-kilometer section of concrete road. This year, the main construction work was completed. Now roadway is under improvement.

TANAT BEKSULTANOV, PROJECT MANAGER:

- This about the improvement of recreational areas, barrier fences, road signs, preparation of foundations for road signs, construction of roadsides at intersections and lighting devices.

The highway construction project will be half-completed by the end of the year. The movement to two directions between Pavlodar and Yekibastuz will be opened. Also, reconstruction of the Pavlodar-Semei-Kalbatau highway is underway. The is 168 kilometers.

AMANGELDY BEKOV, DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON, KAZAKH ROADS COMMITTEE:

 - This year we’re planning to put 600 kilometers of road into operation. As our president said, "Where there are roads, there is life." Therefore, development of the road network leads to new jobs. Roadside service is developing, too. This includes catering facilities, hotels and car maintenance stations. However, the most important thing is that roads unite regions of Kazakhstan with our capital.

Next year, construction of new roads in the country will cover 4,400 kilometers. In 2019, 6,000 kilometers of toll motorways will be introduced in Kazakhstan.

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