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The head of state took part in the ceremony of launching the construction of a Logistics center of Kazakhstan in the dry port of Xian

The head of state took part in the ceremony of launching the construction of a Logistics center of Kazakhstan in the dry port of Xian
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The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, as part of his state visit to the People's Republic of China, took part in an online launch ceremony for the construction of a Kazakhstan’s logistics center in the dry port of Xian, press service of KTZ informs.

The head of state congratulated the participants of the ceremony on the start of construction and noted the importance of this project. According to him, today's event fully echoes the initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping to create an economic belt of the Great Silk Road, which he made 10 years ago in Astana. The speech noted that Kazakhstan pays special attention to the development of transport and logistics infrastructure and provides maximum support to the global project.

Over the past 15 years, our country has invested 35 billion dollars in this industry. We have established a Kazakh-Chinese logistics center in Lianyungang port. Opened new railway routes. The dry port "Khorgos-Eastern Gates" began its work. A modern infrastructure has been created on the Caspian Sea. We can say that these measures are part of the ongoing work. Last year, 23 million tons of cargo was transported between the two countries by rail. This is an unprecedented figure. The transit of goods in the first quarter of this year increased by 35 percent and exceeded 7 million tons. Our cooperation is not limited to this. For the further development of transportation, additional infrastructure is needed. Therefore, together with our Chinese colleagues, we decided to build a logistics center in the dry port of Xian. This hub connects the Shaanxi region with Kazakhstan, Central Asia. Further, it will open the way to Europe, Turkey and Iran. I am sure that the full launch of the project will give a new impetus to cooperation between the two countries", - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

During the ceremony, Acting Mayor of Xian Ye Nyuping and Chairman of the Management Board of "NC "KTZ" JSC Nurlan Sauranbayev also spoke.

Starting next year, it is planned to transport electronics and computer components, automobiles and auto components, textiles, clothing, footwear and accessories, food and agricultural products, construction products and building materials, as well as ores, metals and chemical products through the dry port.

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