Kazakhstan imported wheat to Vietnam through new transport corridor “Kazakhstan – Lianyungang (PRC) – Vietnam” for the first time
The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Vietnam organized a solemn ceremony of a meeting at the seaport of the vessel with Kazakh wheat; the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Beketzhan Zhumakhanov took part in the meeting. The ceremony was also attended by General Director of Vietnam International Container Terminals (VICT) Mr.Glen Kong Wai Keong, General Director of the Lianyungang China-Kazakhstan International Logistics Company Liu Bin, representatives of the Vietnamese grain buyer company, as well as representatives of Kazakhstan and Vietnam media.
In his speech, B. Zhumahanov noted that the Embassy together with the company “NC” Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ” JSC carried out a lot of work on the implementation of the tasks of the Head of State, set in the Message” Nurly Zhol “on the development of transport and logistics infrastructure and international transportation. The main task was not only to deliver this cargo to Vietnam, but also to test the route of delivery of goods to Southeast Asia through the territory of China. Thus, Kazakhstan can not only export its products, but also supply goods to other countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to Vietnam and other countries of Southeast Asia along the Kazakhstan-Lianyungang (PRC) -Vietnam transport corridor.
Liu Bin, representative of the China-Kazakhstan terminal at port in Lianyungang stressed in his speech that wheat of Kazakhstan production will enter the market of Southeast Asia through the territory of China for the first time, which marks the official opening of the transit corridor for the export of food grain from Kazakhstan through China.
The Vietnamese company that purchased this batch of wheat (720 tons) intends to test the quality of our product and, in case of positive results, will increase the volume of the purchased Kazakhstan product.
The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Vietnam carries out purposeful work to assist “NC” Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ” JSC in opening and establishing new logistics routes through the territory China in order to develop bilateral economic cooperation, as well as increase of trade turnover within the framework of the agreement on a free trade zone between the EEU and Vietnam. It uses the capacities of the joint Kazakh-Chinese terminal at port in Lianyungang, as well as completely the continental route by rail, without transshipment at port in Lianyungang, railway crossings on the Vietnamese-Chinese border.
In this context, the Embassy organized a visit of the President of “NC” Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ” JSC Kanat Alpysbaev to Hanoi on February 20, 2017. The negotiations between Minister of Transport of Vietnam Truong Quang Nghia and the Director General of Vietnam Railways Vu Ta Tung on cooperation in transport sphere were held. A Memorandum of Cooperation between the railway administrations of Kazakhstan and Vietnam was signed as a result.
However, a delegation of Vietnamese railway workers led by Deputy Director General of Vietnam Railways Fan Kuok Anem visited Kazakhstan and got acquainted with the infrastructure facilities of the Free Economic Zone “Khorgos – Eastern Gate” and the Altynkol station at the Kazakh- Chinese border during the period from February 28 to March 3, 2017.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan