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$ 1.6 billion will be allocated for road repair and maintenance in Kazakhstan

It is planned to spend about 680 billion tenge ($ 1.59 billion) on repair and construction of roads of national and local significance in Kazakhstan. This was announced on April 21 by Beibut Atamkulov, the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic at a government meeting.

According to the minister, 89% of the roads of republican importance will be in good or satisfactory condition by the end of 2020. Beibut Atamkulov noted that it is proposed to cover 9.5 thousand km of roads with repair work.

About 62% of the funds will be used to repair roads of national significance and 38% to local roads, Atamkulov added. Until the end of 2020, they will open traffic on sections of roads with a length of 2.6 thousand km.

As REGNUM reported earlier, on April 21, Beibut Atamkulov announced that Kazakh airlines could lose up to $ 700 million in operating income in 2020.