The Borzhakty – Ersai railway was officially opened on July 2.

KAZAKHSTAN: President Nursultan Nazarbayev used teleconferencing facilities to formally open the Borzhakty – Ersai railway on July 2.

The 13·9 km branch from the Aktau – Uzen line will serve a port which is being developed on the Caspian Sea near Kuryk.

Construction of the line including the laying of 22·3 km of track was undertaken by Kamkor, with work starting in October 1 2014. Bombardier has supplied EBI Lock 950 interlockings.

The initial traffic on the railway will include materials for the construction of the port facilities.