Kazakhstan sends another train with wheat to Vietnam


ASTANA (TCA) — On February 10 а container train consisting of fifty 40-foot containers with wheat was sent from Kazakhstan’s railway station Dzhaltyr in the Akmola region to the port of Ho Chi Minh City. It is the third container train with Kazakh grain shipped to Vietnam, the press office of Kazakhstan’s national railways company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) said.

The 1350-ton cargo will be transported through the Dostyk border station at the Kazakh-Chinese border along the transport corridor from the northern region of Kazakhstan to the port of Lianyungang (China) to the countries of Southeast Asia.

The train will arrive in the station Dostyk 72 hours after the departure from the north of Kazakhstan.

“Transportation of agricultural products is a priority task for us. This is the third container train which we send from the station Dzhaltyr. The first batch of Kazakhstan’s grain to Vietnamese consumers was delivered in January of last year,” says Nurym Zhaniyazov, director of Akmola department of JSC KTZ Express.

At present, thanks to the joint work of all participants in the transportation process — the railway administration, consignors, local authorities, customs, veterinary and phytosanitary control, the quality of transport and logistics services is increasing for mass shipments of Kazakh grain to Vietnam.

According to the chief of the Dzhaltyr station Saken Zhunusov, from Dzhaltyr station grain is shipped to CIS countries, Transcaucasia, Baltic states, China, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Sergey Kwan