According to the press service of KTZ, a meeting between a delegation of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakhstan Railways) and the representatives of the administration of Xian led by Mayor Li Minyuan was held as part of an official visit to China on March 1.
The development of transport routes and infrastructure was discussed by the sides.
The city of Xian was noted by the parties as the largest transport and logistics hub in China. This is the location of Xian International Trade and Logistics Park dry port. This dry port receives 40 percent of the cargo from Kazakhstan, and they form 30 percent of containers of the total volume of container trains shipped from China to EU here.
At the end of the meeting they signed an Agreement, according to which 8 hectares of land plot will be provided by the Chinese side for the construction of a terminal in the territory of the Xian Dry Port. Readiness of the administration of Xian to support Kazakhstan Temir Zholy in the implementation of a new logistics project was confirmed.
Xian is the capital of Shaanxi Province and the largest city in Northwest China with the population of over 12 million people.