(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. Foreign companies are
taking an active interest in the joint construction of the Balykchy
- Kochkor - Kara-Keche railway line, trend reports.
The issue was discussed the meeting of Deputy Chairman of the
Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Bakyt Torobaev with the
representatives of relevant governmental organizations, including
the CEO of Kyrgyz Railway national company Azamat Sakiev.
During the meeting, it was noted that Kyrgyz Railway Company
plans to complete the construction of 63 km of the railway within
the first stage of the project. Last year, 5 km of the railway was
constructed, and 15 km is planned for this year.
According to Torobaev, the implementation of this strategic
project is one of the country's priorities and is under the special
control of the president.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between Kyrgyz Temir
Zholu, the Russian Export Center, and RZD International (a company
within the Russian Railway) on the joint implementation of the
construction of the railway in December 2022.
The construction of the Balykchy - Kochkor - Kara-Keche in
Kyrgyzstan will lay the foundation for a new railway junction, and
the development of the Issyk-Kul and Naryn regions.
In the future, the line can connect with the planned railway
along the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan route and will create ample
opportunities for the socio-economic development of the entire
Central Asian region.
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