The potential for DP World to invest in new infrastructure in Kazakhstan’s ports and logistics sectors was the focus of recent discussions between Chairman and Chief Executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister H.E. Askar Mamin in the capital, Astana.
The talks followed the signing of two framework agreements with the government of Kazakhstan for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Aktau and Khorgos. DP World has been providing management services to the Port of Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main cargo and bulk terminal on the Caspian Sea, and Khorgos SEZ and Inland Container Terminal (ICD), which is strategically situated on the China-Kazakhstan border and has been acting as the primary transit point for trans-Eurasian cargo trains. DP World considers that both facilities play an important role in enhancing trade connectivity along the New Silk Route and have further actively promoted business connectivity between Kazakhstan and Dubai.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem indicated that the company would invest further in Kazakhstan and expressed his belief that the Khorgos Internal Container Depot SEZ would play a crucial role in facilitating the development of trade between the country and markets in both the Far East and Europe.