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23.10.2018 | 14:21

A train with flour from Kazakhstan to Afghanistan (according to the press-service of “NC KTZ” JSC)

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On 18 July 2018, a train loaded with flour was sent from the station of Kostanai along the route through the territories of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.

The length of the route Kostanai - Bolashak - Serhetabad (Turkmenistan) is more than 3,500 kilometres. As part of the organised train, more than 50 freight wagons ran with a cargo net weight of 3,300 tons.

“Kazakhstan occupies the leading positions in the world in the production of grain. The main task of the railway is to ensure timely and high-quality transportation of agricultural products, including this strategic cargo. The development of transportation along the new route will increase the transit poten­tial of Kazakhstan, reduce turnover and accelerate the return of the rolling stock by 2-2.5 times,” said Mukhtar Zhambulov, acting Deputy General Director for Operations of“KTZ-Freight Transportation” JSC.

Since the beginning of 2018, 4.2 million tons of grain have been delivered for export, which is 56% higher than that for the same period in 2017. 1.2 million tons of flour has been transported, which is 8% more than during the last year. Products of Kazakhstan agricultural producers are sent mainly to Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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