A meeting of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dubai Port World (DP World) Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem took place in Astana.

During the negotiations, special attention was paid to the prospects for DP World to invest in new infrastructure projects, including those implemented in Kazakhstani ports and the logistics sector.

The meeting resulted in the signing of two framework agreements between the Government of Kazakhstan and DP World on the special economic zones Seaport Aktau and Khorgos-Eastern Gate.

At present, DP World provides services in the management of the port of Aktau - the main cargo terminal and warehouse on the Caspian Sea, as well as the Khorgos-Eastern Gate SEZ - the container terminal, which is located on the Kazakhstan-China border and is the primary transit point for trans- Eurasian freight trains. Both facilities play an important role in improving trade relations on the New Silk Road and DP World will continue to actively promote business relations between Kazakhstan and Dubai.

“Our professionalism in the development of logistics and infrastructure to improve trade will greatly benefit from the construction of these facilities in Kazakhstan, as well as help local businesses. We believe that the economic base of Kazakhstan is very strong, so we want to continue to invest here. The vision and progressive policy of President Nursultan Nazarbayev laid the foundation for establishing communication between the Far East and Europe and ensured the key role of the internal container warehouse “Khorgos” and the SEZ “Seaport Aktau” in this process,” – Chairman, CEO of DP World Group Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said,.

To date, Dubai Port World operates more than 78 terminals on 6 continents. It is the 3rd largest port operator in the world. The gross revenue of the company in 2017 amounted to more than 4 billion US dollars.

www.primeminister.kz

Published: 06 March 2019

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