New Silk Road: Kazakhstan wheat reaches Lianyungang in China

LIANYUNGANG: The first batch of wheat from Kazakhstan has arrived at the Lianyungang port of China by cargo train on Sunday on its way to the Port of Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam as part of the New Silk Road initiative, One Belt, One Road.

The train carrying 720 tons of wheat is managed by Kazakhstan Railways’ daughter company JSC KTX Express together with LLP China-Kazakhstan International Logistics Company of Lianyungang city.

Kazakhstan is ranked among the top ten largest wheat exporters in the world. It exports around 8 million tons of wheat annually.

The China led One Belt, One Road initiative will allow Kazakhstan to export wheat to new markets in Southeast Asia.