Construction launched on Saryarka gas pipeline

Kazakh President  Nazarbayev launched construction on the Saryarka gas pipeline
Construction launched on Saryarka gas pipeline
14 December 09:43 2018 Print This Article

“It is an ambitious and large project. It will boost industry and provide fuel to the population,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

KazTransGas, will cost 370 billion tenge [US$993 million].

Some 47.38 percent of the country had access to natural gas as of Jan. 1.

The Saryarka pipeline route will carry gas to Kyzylorda, Zhezkazgan, Karaganda, Temirtau, Astana and Kokshetau-Petropavlovsk.

Some 47.38 percent of the country had access to natural gas.

“Currently we are working only on the first stage, along the Kyzylorda-Zhezkazgan-Karaganda-Temirtau-Astana route, with a length of 1,061.3 kilometres and a cost of 267.3 billion tenge [US$717 million],” said head of AstanaGaz KMG Capital Construction Department Asan Sermagulov at a Central Communications Service briefing.

In the second stage, a pipeline will be built along the Astana-Kokshetau route at a cost of 48.2 billion tenge (US$129 million) and a length of 276 kilometres. It will cover the Akmola region, including Kokshetau and the Shchuchinsk-Borovoye resort area.

The Kokshetau-Petropavlovsk pipeline, worth 18.9 billion tenge (US$50 million), will run 177 kilometres to the northern region of the country.

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