On March 1, as part of an official visit to China, a delegation of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) held a meeting with the representatives of the administration of Xi’an City, China led by Mayor Li Mingyuan, Kazinform learned from the press service of KTZ. The local media Xi’an Release has also reported the meeting between the two sides.
The sides discussed the development of transport routes and infrastructure.
Li Mingyuan, Mayor of Xi’an said, since the operation of the China-Europe freight train(Chang’an), Kazakhstan Railways and Xi’an International Trade and Logistics Park have maintained close cooperation and the number of China-Europe trains passing through Kazakhstan has continued to grow. “We hope that both sides will seize the opportunity to continue to deepen cooperation in infrastructure construction such as ports, terminals and yards, and strive to achieve mutual benefits and win-win results.”
Nurlan Sauranbayev, Chairman of the Management Board of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy said, the City of Xi’an is developing rapidly economically and socially, and the operation of China-Europe freight train(Chang’an) has achieved steadily good performance. “We will further strengthen the cooperation with the International Trade and Logistics Park and promote the early implementation of the project.”
The city of Xi’an is one of the largest transport and logistics hub in China. 40 percent of the cargo at this dry port comes from Kazakhstan, and 30 percent of containers are formed here of the total volume of container trains shipped from China to EU.
The meeting ended with signing an agreement, under which the Chinese side will provide 8 hectares of land plot for the construction of a terminal in the area of the Xi’an International Trade and Logistics Park. The administration of Xi’an confirmed its readiness to support Kazakhstan Temir Zholy in the implementation of a new logistics project.