Busi­ness Match­ing for 2017 As­tana Expo China Pav­il­ion Held in Bei­jing

China's Foreign Trade (English) - - Focus - By Lily Wang

On March 22, the CCPIT hosted a busi­ness match­ing event in Bei­jing for the 2017 As­tana Expo China Pav­il­ion. Wang Jinzhen, govern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the China Pav­il­ion and the CCPIT vice chair­man, Tal­gat Doskenov, mem­ber of the Pre­sid­ium of the Atameken Na­tional Union of En­trepreneurs of Kaza­khstan, Sultan Kinzhakulov, in­vest­ment coun­selor at the Em­bassy of Kaza­khstan in China and Aike­baier Mi­jiti, a Chi­nese senior political ad­vi­sor, all at­tended the event. Also in at­ten­dance were more than 120 del­e­gates from the Atameken Na­tional Union of En­trepreneurs of Kaza­khstan, the In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber of Com­merce of Kaza­khstan, the min­istry of Na­tional Econ­omy of Kaza­khstan, Na­tional Com­pany “As­tana EXPO- 2017”, in­vest­ment pro­mo­tion in­sti­tu­tions of Kaza­khstan as well as par­tic­i­pat­ing Chi­nese provinces and en­ter­prises.

The prepa­ra­tion work is un­der­way

Prepara­tory work for the con­struc­tion of the China Pav­il­ion of the 2017 As­tana Expo is un­der­go­ing smoothly, and has won ap­praisal from Kaza­khstan’s govern­ment and me­dia. In or­der to fur­ther im­ple­ment the con­sen­sus reached by top lead­ers from both coun­tries and in or­der to fully serve the func­tion of the World Expo in the pro­mo­tion of trade and in­vest­ment, the CCPIT held a busi­ness match­ing event for the As­tana Expo China Pav­il­ion, through which del­e­gates from en­ter­prises of both coun­tries can par­tic­i­pate in busi­ness in­for­ma­tion ex­change. The busi­ness match­ing also gave Kaza­khstani par­tic­i­pants in­sight into the in­for­ma­tion and needs of Chi­nese provinces and en­ter­prises.

“As an im­por­tant busi­ness as­so­ci­a­tion in Kaza­khstan, the ‘Atameken’ En­trepreneurs Union is com­posed of all of the coun­try’s en­ter­prises and its mem­bers. Through busi­ness match­ing, the union not only hopes to in­tro­duce Kaza­khstan to the par­tic­i­pat­ing Chi­nese provinces and en­ter­prises, but also to es­tab­lish close con­tacts with them so that both sides can launch co­op­er­a­tion, and pro­pel en­ter­prises from China and Kaza­khstan to sign ex­port and in­vest­ment agree­ments,” Doskenov said.

Kaza­khstan’s del­e­gates in­tro­duced eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the re­gions across their coun­try, ar­range­ments of Kaza­khstan’s en­ter­prises for par­tic­i­pat­ing in busi­ness events of China Pav­il­ion, the lay­out of the As­tana Expo show­ground as well as other ar­range­ments for par­tic­i­pat­ing Chi­nese en­ter­prises.

Broad prospects for co­op­er­a­tion

Kaza­khstan is lo­cated right in the heart of Eura­sia and is an im­por­tant part on the Silk Road: The Silk Road ex­tends through­out the whole of Kaza­khstan. Ma­jor over­land routes bind­ing the Asia and Pa­cific Re­gion with the Near East and Mid­dle East and Europe also through Kaza­khstan.

The China Pav­il­ion is the first of its kind that is be­ing con­structed at the Expo show­ground, with con­struc­tion start­ing on Jan­uary 19, 2017. At the time of print­ing, steel struc­ture and steel stud for ver­ti­cal walls have al­most been com­pleted. Twenty-three provinces across China and dozens of large-sized Chi­nese en­ergy firms are pre­par­ing to hold events at the China Pav­il­ion, the scale of which has out­num­bered any world expo in the past.

One of Kaza­khstan’s price­less trea­sure is its min­eral re­sources. Kaza­khstan is the sixth largest coun­try around the world in terms of min­eral re­sources. Ninety-nine el­e­ments have been dis­cov­ered within its bor­ders, 70 el­e­ments are ex­plored, 60 are be­ing re­cov­ered and used in Kaza­khstan’s soil out of the 110 el­e­ments of D.i.mendeleyev’s pe­ri­odic ta­ble. Th­ese are oil, gas, ura­nium, zinc, tung­sten, bar­ium, sil­ver, lead, chrome, cop­per, flu­o­rites, molyb­de­num and gold.

Be­sides, at­trac­tive and ef­fec­tive use of for­eign in­vest­ment is one of the main trends that is a part of mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial trade and eco­nomic ties be­tween Kaza­khstan and other coun­tries.

Glob­ally, Kaza­khstan is al­ready the largest wol­framium pro­ducer, and in terms of wol­framium re­serves, Kaza­khstan holds the first place through­out the world. Kaza­khstan’s huge re­serves of chrome ore and phos­phate are the sec­ond largest in the world, Kaza­khstan oc­cu­pies the fourth place glob­ally in terms of lead and molyb­de­num re­serves, and the eighth spot in terms of to­tal iron­stone re­serves (16.6 bil­lion tones) af­ter Brazil, Aus­tralia, Canada, USA, In­dia, Rus­sia and Ukraine.

But that is not all, as ex­plo­ration in Kaza­khstan con­tin­ues. 160 oil and gas de­posits have been ex­plores so far with re­cov­er­able re­serves at 2.7 bil­lion tons.

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