Kazakhstan launches campaign to use on airplanesInfo, Saturday, March 31, 2012 16:25:12
The government of Kazakhstan urged citizens of the former Soviet republic to use small aircraft (jet) when traveling long distances to end the long journeys by car to the cabinet described as anachronistic.
Most of its 16 million citizens whose average monthly wage is around 455 dollars, are accustomed to long journeys by cars and trains on routes such as that between the capital Astana and the largest business center of Almaty, which exceeds 2000 km. Deputy Prime Minister Umirzak Shukeev announced new laws, which reduce the bureaucratic procedures required to fly in private jets, some of which he claims "are not more expensive SUVs." "Go to any African country and you will see that they have small runs when they need to board a small plane, drive the car like it and go to market in the neighboring village," said Shukeev a cabinet meeting. "Driving a car over 1000 km is a complete anachronism," said Shukeev. Deputy Prime Minister did not indicate whether the main purpose of the new law is to encourage small businesses to use private aircraft to transport passengers as a new type of service or to facilitate the Kazaks themselves in buying small aircraft for its own needs. Kazakhstan is the largest country landlocked in the world and the fourth largest country in Asia.
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