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Astana-Almaty high speed railway to be constructed in Kazakhstan

April 2 2013, 11:46

It is planned to start constructing the Astana-Almaty high speed rail line in 2013, Kazakh Minister of Transport and Communications Askar Zhumagaliyev said during a government hour in the Majilis (a lower chamber of the Kazakh parliament) on Monday.

"It is planned to begin constructing the railway this year," he said. "The travel time between the two large cities of the republic will be reduced from 12 to five hours."

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