Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11:21:56
The President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his Address “Constructive Public Dialogue – the Basis of Stability and Prosperity of Kazakhstan” instructed the government to ensure the full and high-quality implementation of the Nurly Zhol program. It was noted that this is a strategic project, thanks to which an effective modernization will affect the entire transport infrastructure. In an interview with PrimeMinister.kz, Chairman of the Committee for Roads of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development Sairanbek Barmakov spoke about the ongoing work to improve local roads.
As Barmakov noted, in Kazakhstan there are more local roads than republican roads. For comparison: there are 24 thousand km of roads of republican significance, 72 thousand km of local significance.
“For the second year, thanks to the Address of the First President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, financing of local roads was raised. Annually, 200 billion tenge is allocated from the republican and local budgets for local roads. About 5 thousand km is covered by repair annually,” Barmakov emphasized.
On the whole, over the past year, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, together with the regional akimats, carried out a lot of work to develop the roads of the local network. 151 projects have been launched and implemented: construction — 7 projects, reconstruction — 24, major repairs — 20, medium repairs — 100. Repair work covered 4.3 thousand km for a total of 156 billion tenge. The share of local roads in good and satisfactory condition was 68%.
In 2019, 348 projects are being implemented: for construction — 8 projects, reconstruction — 25, major repairs — 60, medium repairs — 255. Repair work covers 4,617 km of local roads.
According to the ministry, this made it possible to create more than 32 thousand new jobs and use road-building capacities in each region of the country.
It is planned to bring the rate of local roads in good and satisfactory condition to 71%.
It should be noted that at the XVIII Congress of the Nur Otan party, the First President – Elbasy Nazarbayev instructed to additionally allocate 350 billion tenge (50 billion tenge annually for 7 years) for the development of road infrastructure and bring the local network roads by 2025 in good and satisfactory condition up to 95%.