It is a key part of the working visit of Hu Jintao who arrived today in Astana.
A teleconference bridge was arranged between the township Otar in Zhambyl Region and Astana in the course of which the two leaders had been reported on readiness of commissioning the Kazakh sector of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China Gas Pipeline.
The length of the Kazakh sector is 1300 km. The Kazakhstan-China main gas pipeline will ensure transit of natural gas from Turkmenistan to China across the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and will allow establishing additional chains of gas supply to Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan and Almaty Regions.
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Hu Jintao launched the opening of the line tap valve of the gas pipeline. The two leaders congratulated constructors and all the workers on successful completion of this project.