20 Jul 2010 06:50

Kazakhstan ratifies cooperation agreement with China for construction of pipeline (repeat)

Shanghai. July 20. INTERFAX-CHINA - The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has signed the bill "On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Construction and Operation of the Gas Pipeline Kazakhstan-China," which was proposed on Aug. 18, 2007.

The project's goal is to establish a long-term cooperation to transport Turkmen and Kazakh gas through the new pipelines in Kazakhstan and China.

In accordance with the agreement, the gas pipeline will consist of two parts: the first section will have a throughput capacity of 40 billion cubic meters and run from the Uzbek-Kazakh border to the Kazakh-Chinese border; the second section, Beineu-Bozoi-Kyzylorda-Shymkent, will have a throughput capacity of 10 billion cubic meters a year.