Kazakhstan to build another railway line to China

It is necessary to build a railway line to China through the village of Bakhty in the Abai region, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in Semey city.

Tokayev was in the region on a working trip, Zakon.kz reports..

The President clarified that many routes pass through the Abay region: the region borders on Russia and China.

According to him, in order to rationally use these opportunities, the roads must be of high quality and safe.

“In order to develop the transport potential of our country, we plan to build a railway line to China through Bakhty. We must certainly build this railway. The government is looking into this issue,” Tokayev said.

He also continued that it is necessary to create a “dry port”, “logistics park” in the region and develop transport corridors.

Tokayev specified that a highway of international importance passes through the regional center of Semey.

On September 30, the head of Kazakhstan arrived in the Abay region. At a meeting with the public, he told why he decided to create a region. In addition, he instructed to solve the problem of lack of places in schools.

In Kazakhstan, two railway routes from China have been operating for a long time – Dostyk and Khorgos.

Tokayev’s current statement on the construction of a new railway from Kazakhstan to China came after an agreement signed on September 16 in Samarkand on the start of construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway.

On the basis of a part of the East Kazakhstan region of Kazakhstann  in the east of the country a new region was formed and named Abay region in honor of the great Kazakh thinker of the 19th century Abay Kunanbaev in 2022.

Sept. 30, 2022