Alikhan Smailov orders to accelerate project preparation for reconstruction of Aktobe-Karabutak-Ulgaisyn highway

As part of a working trip to Aktobe region, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov got acquainted with the progress of construction of a new line of the main gas pipeline "Bukhara-Ural" and the state of the Aktobe-Karabutak-Ulgaisyn highway.

Currently, the city of Aktobe and its adjacent territories are supplied with gas through three strings of the Bukhara-Ural and Zhanazhol-Aktobe trunk pipelines. However, due to annual population growth, implementation of new investment projects, construction of housing and industrial enterprises, the volume of gas consumption and the load on the existing infrastructure is growing.

Prime Minister emphasized that in order to address this issue, construction of a new string of gas pipeline branch to the city of Aktobe from the Bukhara-Ural main gas pipeline has begun. The total cost of the large-scale project is 43.4 billion tenge. A total of 165 km of the main gas pipeline with a capacity of 526 thousand cubic meters per hour will be built. Commissioning of the facility is scheduled for 2024.

"The new gas pipeline will allow to meet the growing needs of the city of Aktobe and will make it possible to implement 17 major investment projects worth over 3 trillion tenge. I would also like to note that the use of domestic components and materials should be increased in the construction of such large projects," Alikhan Smailov said.

Then the Head of Government inspected a section of the Aktobe-Karabutak-Ulgaisyn highway, which is part of the transit corridor from the south of Kazakhstan to Russia. The intensity of traffic on this section is very high - about 16 thousand vehicles per day, including 4 thousand trucks. However, its condition today causes a lot of complaints. To correct the situation, patching and leveling works are carried out on the highway this year.

At the same time, on the instructions of the Head of State, design and estimate documentation is being developed for the comprehensive reconstruction of the Aktobe-Karabutak-Ulgaisyn highway with transfer to the I technical category, which will dramatically improve the quality of the roadway and increase the capacity. During the reconstruction of the highway 262 km will be widened from the current two to four lanes. It is also planned to build and reconstruct 202 culverts, 23 cattle drives, 18 bridges and 12 traffic interchanges within the project.

"The Aktobe-Karabutak-Ulgaysyn highway and the road to Kyzylorda are part of the international transportation corridor Western Europe - Western China. We see that there are a lot of cars, so we need to expand them and improve the quality of the roadway. The relevant instruction was given to the Ministry of Industry, now we have to start the reconstruction of these roads. In the following years we will need to maintain their quality at the appropriate level," Alikhan Smailov noted, noting the need to pay attention to local roads as well.

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