Uzbekistan Railways has launched a new electrified railway line between Bukhara and Misken. With work commencing just 12 months ago, the 355 km route saw construction and installation works begin simultaneously from two sides of the railroad. Two segments of the railway lines were docked on the day of the 26th anniversary of the independence[…..]
China’s reach into Central Asia and the Caucasus has taken a major step forward with a new initiative poetically known as “The Lapis-Lazuli Transit, Trade & Transport Route” (or the “Lapis Lazuli Corridor”). This aims to enhance regional economic cooperation and connectivity between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, and according to the Chinese and[…..]
Iran has held a ceremony to launch the first successfully completed phase of the Chabahar Port, which will be part of the International North-South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) linking India through to markets in Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Iran has recently completed negotiations with the EAEU concerning a Free Trade deal, with a[…..]
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China has received a reality check over the progress of investment into the European 16+1 initiative it has instigated, officially known as the Co-Operation Between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). The initiative, which was created in 2012 and includes Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia,[…..]
The latest round up of Silk Road opinion, analysis and regional infrastructure developmentsnts China’s Belt & Road – Don’t Miss The Opportunity (Standard Chartered) “It’s A Mistake To Underestimate China” (The Atlantic) China’s Silk Road Cuts Through Some Of World’s Riskiest Countries (Bloomberg) Chinese Firms Planned Investments Of US$350 Billion In Projects Along New Silk[…..]
The FTA with Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union is fast becoming the motorway to participating in and profiting from China’s Belt & Road ambitions. EU nations should take note, as also the opportunity that is selling to 500 million Chinese consumers.
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Estonia is poised to become a China rail hub as it is one of the closest ports to China and is part of the EU, making it an ideal transshipment destination for Chinese products entering the European markets.