Shanghai Cooperation Organisation members (SCO), but India, have approved the Belt and Road Initiative, to build the new silk road in Central Asia.
BRI’s new Russian road
A new road will soon connect Europe to Asia. In June 2019, Russian Prime Minister gave his approval for the construction of a new 2,000 km highway.
Nippon Express offers new services on the Silk Roads
Nippon Express, one of the five largest logistics companies in the world, inaugurated its first journey from China to Europe on December 20, 2018. This first freight train is expected to connect Xian in China to Duisburg in Germany in just 18 days.
BRI in the sky
Two Asian airlines companies Air Astana (Kazakhstan) and Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) will begin reciprocal codeshare partnership for several destinations from Central Asia to Australia.
The Caucasus route
A new route through Caucasus may be added to the various corridors of the Belt and Road initiative. In April 2017, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia signed a protocol on a future Trans-Caspian International Transport route. Other regional states such as
Astana EXPO 2017 and the BRI
On 10 June 2017 was inaugurated the Astana EXPO 2017 in Kazakhstan. EXPO 2017 focuses on Future Energy and addresses three subthemes: “reducing CO2 emissions”, “living energy efficiency” and “energy for all”. 115 states and 18 international organizations will take
Faster trains between Europe and China?
The “Belt and Road” program aims to increase trade along the ancient Silk Roads. The development of rail transportation between China and Europe is an important objective of the BRI. Trains already link some Chinese provincial capitals to several European