Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan solve border congestion issue

Representatives of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan reached an agreement to begin measures to stop border traffic congestion at the Konysbayev
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan solve border congestion issue
30 August 11:34 2018 Print This Article


The issue stemmed from 315 freight vehicles stalled Aug. 1-7 before entering the checkpoint. Truck drivers were forced to wait in a seven-kilometre back-up.

Ardak Tengebayev, chairperson of the Kazakh Committee of State Revenues , and Muradzhan Azimov, head of the Uzbek customs committee, approved actions to solve the problem. The decision will distribute drivers among three border checkpoints – Atameken-Syr Darya, Kaplanbek-Navoi and Kazygurt-Nadzhimov.

The heightened congestion resulted from a significant increase in the flow of goods to Uzbekistan using Kazakhstan as a transit corridor. China is the main transporter and fortunately the majority of products have a long shelf life.“The cargo flow increased by 65 percent compared to last year. We managed to solve this issue because we are working in a more intensive regime. The capacity of our post is 100-120 vehicles [daily], but now we have a total of 300-320 vehicles entering and exiting,” said Konysbayev post chief specialist Yermolda Zhumabayev.

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