Kazakhstan News Agency, Astana, February 8 - According to 7kun.kz, a third cross-border railway line may be opened between Kazakhstan and China.
According to sources, at a government work meeting held a few days ago, East Kazakhstan Governor Danyal Akhmetov said that the feasibility of building a third railway line between Kazakhstan and China is being discussed.
According to its disclosure, the construction proposal of the project was proposed by the Chinese side, and the Kazakhstan State Railway Company will participate in this plan.
According to the plan, a new railway line will be built between Kazakhstan and China, starting from Karamay, China, and going through Tacheng to Ayaguz, Kazakhstan.
According to Danyal Akhmetov, if the project can be successfully implemented, nearly 15 million tons of goods can be transported through this route regardless of the cargo volume at the Khorgos port.
At present, there are two cross-border railways between Kazakhstan and China, namely the Dostyk-Alashankou Railway and the Altengkole-Khorgos Railway.
It is understood that the Chinese domestic line planned for the new railway line is called the "Keta Railway", and its related construction projects have started in 2014 and are planned to be completed in 2019.