Speaking at the conference, Kazakhstan Investment and Development Minister Jenis Kasımbek, "The target is to be one of the important transporters between China and Europe"
The 10th International Transport and Transit Potential TransAvrasya 2017 Conference took place in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Speaking at the conference, Kazakhstan Investment and Development Minister Jenis Kasimbek said, "The target is to be one of the important transporters between China and Europe."
The 10th International Transport and Transit Potential TransAvrasya 2017 Conference, on the theme of "New Eurasia: Development of Transport and Logistics Systems on Eurasian Intercontinental Routes", was held in Astana.
The conference focused on the development of the national transport infrastructure, the intercontinental transport corridors in the Eurasia region, and the efficient operation of the transit transport system.
Speaking at the conference, Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, Jenis Kasımbek, stated that trade has increased with the improvement of infrastructure in transportation and logistics.
Jenis Kasımbek “Kazakhstan has recently become an important route between Asia and Europe. In recent years, we have invested $ 26 billion in transportation infrastructure, as required by the country policy. Infrastructural improvements in the field of transportation provide a significant increase in trade. Last year trade volume between Russia and China was 69 billion dollars and trade volume between China and EU was 550 billion dollars. A few days ago there was an official opening ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in Azerbaijan, and as a country we participated in this excitement. It is a very important development that this railway route becomes operational for our country. Completion of Baku -Tiflis transit corridor Kars, Turkey - towards southern Europe will provide an important opportunity for a serious flow of goods. According to our calculations, we will earn $ 2020 billion as a country through the transit from China to Europe until 5. ” said.
Ramil Hasanov, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkish-Speaking Countries, stated that increasing the potential of the Trans Caspian Corridor, which is the most important transit point on the Silk Road route, will provide economic development in the region, "We can profit from the developing trade between Asia and Europe." he spoke.
Economic Cooperation Organization participated on behalf of Turkey Conference Secretary General Halil Ibrahim Akca they work whereas the transport corridors in order to be effective and commercially viable, he said that for the railroad and the need of increasing the road line.