Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 17:29:38
Chairman of the Committee for Roads of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development Sairanbek Barmakov spoke about quality control in roads construction at the press conference in the press center of the government.
According to Barmakov, a five-step quality control is used in the construction of national roads.
- The first step is the contractor;
- The second is the engineers' service, which works closely with the contractor on a daily basis;
- The third step is the company responsible for design of roads;
- The fourth step road — Republican State Enterprise on the Right of Economic Use at the National Center for Roadы Quality, which checks the road section under construction two or three times;
- The fifth step is the customer.
“This year, on behalf of Elbasy, the National Center for Roads Quality was opened, whose branches operate in 14 regions and three cities of republican significance — Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent,” Barmakov said.
According to him, earlier control was carried out only on roads of republican significance, and this is 24 thousand km of roads.
“They controlled the materials, the quality of the roads, how the work is being done. They have all the necessary equipment, all conditions. And starting this year, attention has been paid to local roads. ... Their length is 71 thousand km,” Barmakov noted.
Therefore, as the speaker emphasized, the National Center created this year will be engaged in checking the materials and quality of local roads. These are regional and district roads. This is the paramount importance of the functioning of the center.
Along with this, a road asset management system already exists - this is the introduction of digital technologies in the management of the transport system. The national center will manage this system.
“They have their own laboratory machines, equipment, cameras. The machine is able to completely fix the condition of the road, up to every kilometer of it. Then the information will be transmitted to the center. If in the future the road asset management system will be fully operational, then we will be able to monitor the condition of all roads in Kazakhstan,” the speaker explained.
In addition, citizens will be able to familiarize themselves with complete information about the state of the roads through a mobile application, see what is being done to improve it.
“We transmit data on the conditions of our roads to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of National Economy. With the introduction of digitalization, we will give full information about all the roads. All these functions will be available thanks to the work of the National Center for Quality of Road Assets,” concluded Barmakov.
According to KazAvtoZhol JSC, in case of emergency on the roads, it is recommended to contact the operator of the hotline — 1403 (around the clock from any mobile device).