President of the National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" Askar Mamin congratulated the veterans of the railway industry.
"Transport communications infrastructure provides the economic growth of Kazakhstan. Through the transportation, creating logistics services, developing the national infrastructure and new industries, the employees of the transport complex make an invaluable contribution to the development of the country. Our colleagues celebrate the professional holiday at work, running uninterrupted movement of cargo and passengers. The company is strong in labor traditions and dynasties," Mamin said.
According to him, in the first half of 2016 the number of trains on direction of China - Europe - China via Kazakhstan increased by 2.4 times (from 177 to 429 trains). The share of revenues from transit reached 35% of total revenues.
"Our efforts are also aimed at increasing efficiency and improving financial performance. Operating profit amounted to 34.6 billion tenge, which is 2 times higher than the result of the same period last year," Mamin said.
The tradition to commemorate the railroad workers was reveake in the USSR in 1936. In independent Kazakhstan the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 15, 2003 the Day of workers of transport and communication is celebrated on first Sunday of August.