ASTANA – Kazakhstan presented May 10-12 its transport and logistics opportunities and discussed its potential to become a financial hub at the IX European Economic Congress in Katowice, Poland, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) press service reports.
Kazakhstan’s delegation briefed the conference participants on the country’s transport infrastructure and the creation of favourable conditions for implementing logistics and investment projects. The conference sessions also discussed Kazakhstan’s development as a financial and logistics hub.
“The transport and logistics infrastructure on the Kazakh-Chinese border at the Khorgos-Eastern Gate SEZ [special economic zone] and the Kazakh-Chinese terminal in the port of Lianyungang act as consolidation centres for cargo flows in the transport-logistics chain that connects the largest poles of Eurasia’s economy through Kazakhstan’s territory,” said Sergei Anashkin, executive director of KTZ Express, a subsidiary of KTZ national railway company.
The Kazakh delegation, which also included the representatives of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and the Damu Business Development Fund, participated in the congress together with some 6,000 delegates from African states, China, India, Japan, Vietnam and the states of the Arabian Peninsula.
The event included debates on economy and public life, priority issues of the European economy, establishment of trade contacts and implementation of joint projects.
As part of the congress, the Kazakh delegation met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki. The participation of Polish business circles in EXPO 2017, as well as cooperation in the transport and financial fields were discussed at the meeting.