New Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway: Nazarbayev29 april 2014, 23:46
President of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev suggested constructing a Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty railway line, Tengrinews reports.
“The territory of the Eurasian Economic Union has to take a leading position in continental and Eurasian infrastructure. We need to implement a number of projects, for example create an integrated Eurasian telecommunication network, build a high speed railway line Minsk-Moscow-Astana-Almaty, modernize the existing highways and railways, especially those leading westwards to the European transportation systems and eastward to the Chinese transportation systems, and we also need to implement the Eurasia - Caspian Sea - Black Sea channel project,” the President said during his lecture in Moscow State University.
Nazarbayev suggested developing and adopting a project of Eurasian Innovative and Technical Cooperation until 2025 and establish a Eurasian Innovation Committee on a parity basis.
“We need to create joint scientific and research clusters and select individual project that would become a driving force of the economic integration, create competitive products, new jobs and increase revenues of the national budgets,” the President of Kazakhstan said.
Reporting by Altynai Zhumzhumina, writing by Gyuzel Kamalova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina