India, Kazakhstan discuss logistics for North-South Transport Corridor
By Deepak Arora
NEW DELHI, June 12:
India and Kazakhstan have discuss the possibilities of formation of an effective supply chain for trade flows to India for the North-South corridor of Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran.
A delegation of Kazakh National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy", headed by the President Askar Mamin, visited India for two days beginning June 10 and discussed issues related with the North-South Corridor.
The purpose of the visit was to determine the transport capacity between the two countries, considering development of the corridor "North-South" and the possibility of formation of an effective supply chain for trade flows between India
and the largest markets of the Eurasian continent.
During the visit, Askar Mamin held meetings with Minister of Shipping and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
The two sides discussed prospects of development of transport cooperation between the two countries, as well as the reached agreements designed to facilitate the movement of goods with using the vast potential of railway Kazakhstan - Turkmenistan - Iran, as a part of transport corridor "North-South" and enable access to the Indian market.
The Kazakhstan delegation also held a meeting at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of India (FICCI) and made a presentation of logistical opportunities for export-import operations in the region for business circles of India.
The delegation of "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" visited the seaport of Mundra, got acquainted with the development projects and held talks with the major logistics companies.
The meetings were also attended by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan in India