Kazakhstan and China agreed on a rail freight transportation plan for 2024 in the amount of 27.8 million tons - 1 million tons more than the 2023 figure. This was reported by the press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy.
The protocol of the 32nd regular Meeting of the mixed commissions of border railways of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People's Republic of China was signed in Shymkent.
“Starting from January 2024, the Chinese side will double the acceptance of grain cargo in grain carriers, covered wagons and containers at Alashankou station. At the request of the Kazakh side, the PRC will for the first time begin accepting grain cargo in grain carriers and covered wagons at Khorgos station. Also, taking into account the wishes of Kazakh exporters, the acceptance of cargo such as vegetable oils, metal ores (pellets, concentrates), and petroleum coke will increase,” KTZ informed.
At the meeting, an agreement was also reached on the unconditional fulfillment of transportation volumes by the end of the year at the level of 26.8 million tons of cargo, with an increase of 3.6 million tons to the level of 2022. Exports will increase by 25%, to 16.2 million tons, imports - by 6%, to 10.6 million tons.
The parties also discussed the progress of measures to expand the capacity of border stations and sections of Dostyk-Moyynty, Alashankou-Jinghe, construction and modernization of terminals.