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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Kazakhstan visited the Special Economic Zone "Khorgos - Eastern Gate"

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The delegation led by His Excellency Francis Etienne visited SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate" to get acquainted with the plans and the implementation of the construction of the "dry port".

According to the program of the visit, Mr. Etienne was briefed on the activities of the company «KTZE-Khorgos Gateway», which in cooperation with the largest port operator «DP World» is the managing body of the Dry Port SEZ "Khorgos-Eastern Gate".

The French Ambassador was pleasantly surprised by the scale of the construction of dry port, a total area of which is 240 hectares. He also noted the well-established collaboration between the Dry Port logistics and industrial zones, thereby providing the optimal solution for the handling of containers and provision of other logistics, and later industrial services for the SEZ participants.

Deputy General Director of «KTZE-Khorgos Gateway» Jayant Lanjewar mentioned that thhis project is regarded as a perspective distribution center primarily for the CU and further export to the markets of Europe, China, Central Asia, Turkey and the Gulf States.

The volume potential of «KTZE - Khorgos Gateway» for two years is to handle more than 200 thousand containers. In general, the capacity of the project is estimated at handling more than 4 million tons by 2020.

In the conclusion of his visit, Mr. Etienne noted the growing interest in cooperation on the part of French investors concerning activities of the Dry Port SEZ "Khorgos-Eastern Gate".

Press office LLP «KTZE-Khorgos Gateway».