Astana and Beijing continue to exchange experience of transport management
During a meeting, the prospects of cooperation between 2 sister cities had been discussed, in particular, the holding of Beijing Days in Astana during the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017.
A. Issekeshev noted the significant potential of the tourism industry in expanding business and cultural ties of the capitals, especially in the framework of the Year of China Tourism in Kazakhstan, and invited the tourists of Beijing to EXPO-2017.
According to the Committee for Promotion of International Trade of the People’s Republic of China, up to 300 thousand tourists will visit Kazakhstan within the framework of EXPO-2017. Within 3 months, a delegation of 22 provinces of China will present its expositions, business potential and culture, beginning with Beijing Days in Astana on June 16-18, 2017.
A. Issekeshev and Tsai Chi also discussed the implementation of the light rail transit’s (LRT) construction project in the Kazakh capital, which is one of the main Kazakhstan-Chinese projects.
In addition, the Senator expressed interest in establishing continuous interaction and exchange of experience between Astana and Beijing in the field of transport management. Heads of capitals have outlined a number of other directions to expand cooperation in the economic sphere.
A. Issekeshev also visited the Center for Management of the Transport System of Beijing, where he got acquainted with the organization of the transport, including during major events.
Within the framework of the trip, Astana Mayor also met with the number of leading Chinese companies in the fields of transport, construction, development of industrial parks, smart technologies, and management of sports facilities.
In addition, A. Issekeshev visited the SCO Secretariat, where he discussed with the Secretary-General Alimov issues of Astana’s cooperation with this international organization.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050