ASTANA – Japanese government officials and representatives of 25 large companies participated in the Nov. 23 Kazakh-Japanese conference on high-quality infrastructure in Astana.
“The recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to your country was very fruitful. This official visit and the bilateral talks at the highest level will set a new milestone in the relations between our countries,” Parliamentary Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan Hemeki Miyauchi told the gathering, adding that Japan seeks close cooperation with Kazakhstan and is ready to discuss cooperation on innovative technology.
Japan already has high-quality infrastructure and the conference is expected to increase cooperation in that area.
“Kazakhstan has shown itself in the world arena as a reliable and long-term partner. In 2017, the capital of Kazakhstan will host a large-scale event, EXPO 2017, and Astana must come up with high-quality infrastructure for this event. Japan is ready to assist in this matter. We are also pleased that known architect Kisho Kurokawa has actively participated in the architectural construction of Astana and contributed to the formation of this wonderful city,” said Miyauchi.
Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of National Export and Investment Agency KAZNEX INVEST Assel Yergaziyeva said that infrastructure projects are being modernised in the country under the Nurly Zhol Programme. She also added that Kazakhstan would like to cooperate with Japanese companies.