Freight transportation in Kazakhstan to increase to 300 million tonnes by end of 2023
The volume of freight transportation in Kazakhstan will increase to 300 million tonnes by the end of 2023 from 246 million reached since the beginning of the year. Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Marat Karabayev announced the development rate of the country’s transport and transit potential, revealing the plans to build over 1,300 kilometers of railways in the coming years. These are the Dostyk-Moiynty, Bakhty-Ayagoz, Darbaza-Maktaaral lines, and a bypass line around Almaty. Also, existing railways will be repaired, new locomotives and wagons will be purchased, and stations and railroad complexes will be modernized.