EU and Kazakhstan to discuss transit strategy and development of intermediate corridor

The first major discussion in Brussels on Kazakhstan’s transit strategy and the development of the intermediate corridor will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on June 15, following the roundtable on “Transit and transport cooperation between Kazakhstan and the European Union: the development of the intermediate corridor”.

The Middle Corridor Development Roundtable is co-organized by the National Railway Company of Kazakhstan, the International Association “Trans-Caspian International Transport Route” (the Middle Corridor), a member of the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament, and the Mission of Kazakhstan to the EU.

Key participants include Polish MEP Boguslaw LiberadzkiMember of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of the EU Mission Margulan BaymukhanEU Special Representative for Central Asia Terhi Hakala, Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Transport Pablo Fabregas MartinezTrans-Caspian International Transport Route Association and President of Kazakhstan Railways Nourlan Sauranbayev.

Over the past 15 years, Kazakhstan has invested approximately $35 billion in the development of the transport industry, resulting in more than 2,000 kilometers of railways, 19,500 kilometers of roads, 15 airports and new port capacities along the Caspian Sea.

Today, the Central Asian country is a transport and logistics hub of Eurasia with 11 international transit routes – 5 railways and 6 highways – crossing its territory, which has reduced by 3.5 times the time needed to transport goods from Asia to Europe, compared to sea routes.

In 2022, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced a set of investments worth 20 billion dollars until 2025 aimed at strengthening the diversification of transit and transport routes, as well as the implementation of integrated logistics solutions.

Among many projects, the Middle Corridor stands out as a symbol of true connectivity as it envisions an extensive network with connections that provides benefits to all stakeholders.

The event is the first major discussion in Brussels on Kazakhstan’s transit strategy and the development of the Middle Corridor. It will bring together senior industry executives and decision-makers, rail and logistics professionals, politicians and regulators, and institutions from across the continent to discuss connectivity interests between Kazakhstan and the EU, successful conditions of land bridges, current status and future of multimodal transit route. The discussion will also focus on the development of green logistics along the corridor.

Companies, professionals, businesses and traders along the Middle Corridor and businesses will have the chance to discuss project opportunities with Middle Corridor stakeholders and partners during a B2B networking session that will take place on June 15. Location details are available upon registration via: [email protected].


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