FERRY SECTOR LAUNCHING IN THE KURYK PORT TO SIGNIFCANTLY INCREASE CASPIAN TRANSIT CARGO FLOW
July 14 this year President of "NC" Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" JSC Askar Mamin during his working trip to Mangystau region acquainted with the construction progress of objects of the first launching ferry complex at the port of Kuryk.
At present on the territory of exhibition railway tracks earthworks are completed, 3.9 mln. m3 of soil was exported to the stockpiling.
On the approach railway section from Ersai station to the port of Kuryk 13 km long more than 9 kilometers of rail grid were laid.
95 thousand m3 of stone was delivered for construction of the West protective breakwater. Daily delivery of up to 2 thousand m3 of stone is provided. In the near future dredging will start in the waters of the port capacity of 800 thousand m3 with participation of the world's leader of the dredging industry - Belgian company Jan De Nul.
In the second half of August this year, delivery of the first batch of steel structures up-and-transition three-section bridges for ferries will be provided.
Administrative and office buildings are intensively constructed.
In December 2016 it is planned to complete construction of the first starting complex. Technical and technological readiness of the ferry complex will enable to receive and send cargoes through the port of Kuryk.
Construction of the second start-up complex is planned for 2017.
The new ferry terminal in the port of Kuryk will serve five ferries a day, thereby ensuring the handling of goods in the amount of 4 million tons per year.
The large-scale ferry from the port of Kuryk railway line Borzhakty - Ersai will enable multimodal transportation general and liquid cargo, which will significantly increase the transit traffic will increase export potential in a westerly direction through the Caspian Sea.
The object of the program "Nurly Zhol" - ferry complex in the port of Kuryk - will give a powerful impetus to the development of transit-transport potential of Kazakhstan and will contribute to the project New Silk Road.