CONSTRUCTION OF A CARGO TERMINAL IN THE DRY PORT OF XI’AN WAS LAUNCHED
On May 18 this year, a ceremony was held to launch the construction of a logistics center in the Dry Port of Xi’an with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev.
«Over the past 15 years, our country has invested 35 billion dollars in this industry. We have created a Kazakh-Chinese logistics center in the port of Lianyungang. We opened new railroad routes. The Khorgos-Eastern Gate dry port has begun operations. 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 were transported between the two countries by rail. This is an unprecedented figure. Cargo transit in the first quarter of this year increased by 35 percent and exceeded 7 million tons. Our cooperation is not limited to this. Additional infrastructure is needed for further development of transportation. Therefore, together with our Chinese colleagues, we decided to build a logistics center in the Xi’an dry port. This hub connects the Shaanxi region with Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Further, it will open the road 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,» Kasym-Jomart said
— said Kasym-Jomart Tokayev.