NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Deputies of the Mazhilis, Kazakhstan’s Decrease Home of Parliament, accepted the draft regulation On Ratification of the Settlement on Delivery that may enhance the transit potential of Kazakhstani ports in Caspian Sea alongside the Trans-Caspian worldwide transport route, Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Business and Infrastructure Improvement Berik Kamaliyev mentioned through the presentation of the invoice to MPs on October 7.
He famous that the aim of the Settlement on Delivery is to simplify the allowing process for the transit passage of ships on the inland waterways of the nations. “The settlement defines the interval for consideration of the appliance for a transit passage – 10 days, the issuance of the allow can be carried out by the authorised ministry. From all nations collaborating on this settlement solely Russia has inland waterways, alongside which transit navigation of ships is feasible. Presently, a allow for a transit passage is issued by the federal government of the Russian Federation, and it takes three to 6 months,” Kamaliev mentioned.
The vice -minister clarified that now cargoes from ports on the Black Sea to Kazakh ports are delivered in transit by means of the Volga-Don delivery channel. Since solely Kazakh firms will be capable to simplify the process for passage by means of the inland waterways of Russia, already now the Caspian nations (Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan), which aren’t members of the Eurasian Union, are displaying curiosity in utilizing Kazakh carriers to move items from ports within the Caspian to ports on the Black Sea.
“Thus, the transit potential of Kazakhstani ports alongside the Trans-Caspian worldwide transport route is growing. If the settlement can be accepted lastly, the variety of transit site visitors by means of the Russian waterways will enhance to 250-300 thousand tons of cargo per 12 months, by 2025,” Kamaliyev mentioned.
The invoice accepted by the Majilis deputies was despatched to the Senate.