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Third cross-border railway to be developed between China and Kazakhstan

The agreement will also see the development of terminal facilities and a third railway checkpoint

Plans have been announced to develop a third cross-border railway between Kazakhstan and China.

An agreement was signed by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State Committee for Development and Reform of the People’s Republic of China, on the joint development of cooperation on the Ayagoz-Tacheng railway construction project.

According to the statement made by Marat Karabayev, the Minister of Transport of Kazakhstan, the agreement includes plans for a railway line that will connect the Kazakh city of Ayagoz to the Chinese city of Tacheng.

Plans have also been unveiled to build a third railway checkpoint between Kazakhstan and China, in addition to the development of terminal facilities in the border area.

“There are now two railway checkpoints with a capacity of 28m tons. This year we expect them to be at full capacity. Now it is necessary to develop new capacity between our country and China. Therefore, with the commissioning of the third railway checkpoint, the volume of transportation between Kazakhstan and China by rail will reach 50m tons,” explained Karabayev.

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