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Author(s): Krishan Rana, Ph.D.
Transport and logistical systems and their management play an important role in the national economy and international trade. Kazakhstan is the largest of the republics in the Central Asia and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) except the Russian Federation. It is also one of the most sparsely populated countries and has probably the largest reserves of oil, gas, minerals, and natural resources. Companies from Europe, Asia, and Americas started moving to this region and realized the importance of economic development in the Central Asian Republics. This paper describes Kazakhstan’s current transportation system, its infrastructure, and various issues in the logistical management system. We suggest how to improve and utilize multimodal transport systems, resources of Kazakhstan, and to utilize governmental policies to generate prosperity and national wealth, to reduce costs of imported items, and to make more efficient and effective transportation systems in Kazakhstan. Transport and logistics companies as well researchers will benefit significantly from this paper.