Nazarbayev has visited the new railway station and the new Astana airport terminal on the threshold of EXPO

1 June

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has visited the new railway station and the new Astana airport terminal on the threshold of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017. This was reported in the press service of Akorda.

"The President of Kazakhstan was informed about the innovations in the airport service system, including the use of a semi-automatic baggage handling system with a capacity of up to 1200 bags per hour. Nursultan Nazarbayev also spoke with the president of JSC "Air Astana" Peter Foster and discussed the current state and the prospects for the development of the company. In particular, the head of state inquired about plans to expand the flight route both inside the country and abroad,” in the press service said.

It is reported that the terminal consists of four levels, three of which are for international flights, and the fourth is divided into an international recreation area and a zone for domestic flights passengers.

During a visit to "Nurly Zhol” train complex, the Kazakh leader was informed about the implementation of the program for the development of high-speed passenger traffic, as well as the execution of "Development of the railway junction of Astana, including the construction of the train complex.” project. During the visit to the infrastructure facility, the President of Kazakhstan made a statement to the press.

"The opening of EXPO 2017 exhibition will soon take place. In this regard, today I’m visiting new facilities of the capital, which are a new pride of Astana. New air routes, that cover almost all of Europe and Asia are opening.These objects demonstrate the new image of the capital. "Nurly Zhol" is unique, there is no such station in the entire post-Soviet space,” Nazarbayev said.

In addition, the President of Kazakhstan stressed the dynamic pace of infrastructure and transport development of the country, noting as a positive event the launch of high-speed “Talgo” trains from Astana to all regions of the country.

"All of this is being built for the future of our state.These projects have been built in the framework of “Nurly Zhol” program. Only by launching a new terminal, the airport's capacity will increase from three to eight million passengers per year. All EXPO 2017 visitors will arrive in Astana through these new objects,” the Kazakh leader summed up.

According to the press service of Akorda, the station complex is a six-level building with a total area of 126 thousand square meters, to which six receiving and sending routes have been put. Embarkation and debarkation of passengers is made at the level of the third floor. The station is equipped with cutting-edge intelligent control and monitoring systems for passenger traffic, queue, security, e-ticket sales.

It should be noted that according to the statement of the Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kassymbek, the new railway station will be the best object of this type on the territory of the CIS.

Let us remind, earlier it became known that credit funds of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan were attracted to complete the construction of the new Astana airport terminal.

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