Kazakh President assigns government to increase capacity of oil pipelines

It is necessary to take a set of measures to ensure a safe and smooth export of domestic products, stated the Kazakh President at a meeting on the development of transit and transport potential of the country. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized the importance of diversifying supplies to foreign markets and creating alternative routes for the shipment of goods. In particular, he talked about the implementation of the Dostyk-Moiynty, Bakhty-Ayagoz, Maktaaral-Darbaza projects, as well as the construction of a bypass railway line near Almaty. In addition, the President set before the government a strategic task of transforming Kazakh ports by turning them into the leading hubs of the Caspian Sea. According to the Head of State, diversification of black gold transportation is no less important.

“Trans-Caspian International Transport Route is a priority. I assign KazMunaiGas company to work out the best option for its implementation, including the possibility of attracting investors from the Tengiz project. The government, along with Samruk-Kazyna company, should take measures to increase the capacity of the Atyrau-Kenkiyak and Kenkiyak-Kumkol oil pipelines”, stated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.