Two state companies of Kazakhstan have one billion liabilities
/IRBIS, Feb.07, 00/ - REUTERS informs that state companies Temir Zholy
(state enterprise supervising railways) and Kazakhtelekom (national operator
of communication lines) have the credit liabilities to the sum more than 1
billion DM, and transfer the main part of incomes to its redemption, the
Minister of transport and communications Serik Burkitbaev has told.
"With allowance for of the interests our branch should pay more than 1 billion
DM on the credits taken in 1994-96", - has told Burkitbaev at today's meeting
with the senators.
The Kazakhtelekom liabilities, according the minister, make 522 million DM,
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy - 569 million, which were spent for the cars
purchase in Germany. The minister also has noted a long credit for the
infrastructure development, which should be returned during 7-10 years.
The minister doubts, in particular, in expediency of using the Japanese loan
"for construction of the new car repair factory in Almaty. This factory
capacity, as he said, surpasses not only the Kazakhstan's, but whole Central
The minister has informed, that in 1999 the railway turnover with China
through the Druzhba station has grown by 75% in comparison with the
previous year and has made 3.5 million tons (in 1999 - 2,0 million tons).
Burkitbaev has told that in 2000 Kazakhstan is going to transport through
Druzhba station about 6 millions tons of consignments.