MINISTER OF INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ZHENIS KASYMBEK NOTIFIED WHEN TOLL HIGHWAYS FROM ALMATY ARE GOING TO BE STARTED
Tengrinews.kz reporter notified that Minister of Investment and Development Zhenis Kasymbek told when Astana – Temirtau, Almaty – Kapchagay, and Almaty – Khorgos highways are going to be toll.
“It is planned to put in operation three toll roads during this year. One of priority tasks is implementing tolls on Republic roads. Ministry is carrying out construction and installation works on introduction of tolling systems within “Nurly Zhol” program at Astana – Temirtau, Almaty – Kapchagay, and Almaty – Khorgos road sections, and it is expected to complete them in April of this year. It is planned to put in operation the system in pilot mode during second quarter of this year”, – told Zhenis Kasymbek during Government Session.
According to the Minister it is planned to increase toll roads upto 6,5 thousand kilometers by 2020. This ensures annual fees up to 30 billion tenge. “30 billion that we plan to get from toll roads in 2021-2021 will go to budget. They will be spent for road maintenance,” – noted Kasymbek. It was planned before that Almaty- Ust-Kamenogorsk Republic highway section between Almaty and Kapchagay would be toll paid from December 2017.