August 15, 2013
“Alma-Ata is the first station on the Yuxin’ou railway out of China.”Du Dewen, the Chongqing-born diplomatist and Chinese Consul-General at Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan, was quoted on Aug.12 by the news group of the Media Tour along Yuxin’ou (Chongqing- Xinjiang- Europe) International Railway.
Alma-Ata, the economic center of Kazakhstan is expected to be the trade hub between China and Kazakhstan; what’s more, it is able to cover the whole Central Asia so as to provide an access for Chongqing, said Du.
It is reported that the communication between Chongqing and Alma-Ata has become more and more frequent since the international railway was put into operation.
In the location term, the Yuxin’ou railway joins with the Tuxi (Turkestan- Siberia) railway in Alma-Ata. Alma-Ata connects not only East Asia and Europe, but also Siberia and Central Asia.
In the industry term, Alma-Ata, the former capital of Kazakhstan collects the main national industries of flour & meat processing, spinning, shoe making, machine manufacturing, building materials and wood processing.
In the investment environment term, Alma-Ata, renowned as the world’s greenest city has Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences and key colleges and universities.
In the market demand term, local customers prefer imported products for the better quality. About 80%- 95% consumption goods are imported, among which a large number are from Xinjiang in China.
The greater commercial value in Alma-Ata is its influence in the whole Central Asian region, said Du.