Prime Minister discusses problems and prospects of Aktau seaport

10 August 2016, 00:08
Mangistau Region

Karim Massimov has held a meeting on  activities of the Aktau International Sea Port.

Chairman of the State Revenue Committee of the MF of the RK  D. Ergozhin, President of NC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" A. Mamin, President of the seaport "Aktau" M. Yalbachev delivered reports on the current situation, problems and development prospects at the meeting.

In addition, Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek, General Director of "Baku International Sea Trade Port" Taleh Ziyadov, Mayor of Mangistau region Alik Aidarbayev also delivered reports.

During the meeting it was noted that the volume of cargo amounted to 2 million 681 thousand tones at the seaport in the first half of 2016. The volume of transportation of heavy trucks increased by 14 times.

As the president of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" Askar Mamin noted, the Caspian countries plan to increase the port capacity by 1.5 times from 103 to 150.6 million tons by 2020. By this time, the share of Aktau seaport will increase from 26 to 34% in the Caspian countries’ turnover.

However, the speakers raised a number of issues, most of which - unprofitability of current tariffs.

Following the meeting, the Prime Minister instructed to create a working group headed by the Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek to make proposals for consideration at the Government.

"Aktau is a nodal point of the Silk Road Economic Belt,”  the Prime Minister highlighted  finishing the discussion.

 

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Transit of goods and transport through  Aktau port is implemented mainly to Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China and Mongolia.