Deloitte gathers One Belt, One Road investors
Moscow - Beijing, 26 January 2018. This is the fourth time in a row that Deloitte held its annual event which has already become the key professional networking platform for investors and businesses. In the last two years, the participants discussed projects that could be implemented as part of the One Belt, One Road initiative.
This year, the agenda included various projects from the most interesting and relevant business areas that could be attractive for strategic investors, including infrastructure, construction, energy & resources and logistics. Overall, there were 11 projects from two Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan and Mongolia) and from Russia. The projects ranged from USD 50 mln to USD 10 billion.
It's not a coincidence that the projects from these countries were selected: they are located on the Silk Road Economic Belt which is being developed by China in cooperation with Kazakhstan, Russia and other states.
“For a long time, the business community had certain doubts about the One Belt, One Road concept. Its major stated goals set out by the Chinese government were to develop new trade routes and ensure the country’s economic security. Currently, the majority of significant projects are launched as part of this initiative and the Chinese authorities approve them much faster than standalone investment projects”, said Alexander Krylov, Director of Russia and CIS department in Beijing, Deloitte China. “We are seeing that investors are getting more and more interested in this initiative. This year we invited representatives from Kazakhstan and Mongolia. We are confident that new mutually beneficial projects will appear soon and contribute significantly to cooperation between all the interested countries”, emphasised Alexander.
"As part of the One Belt, One Road investment seminar, which was held in Central Asian countries, we talked about investment climate in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Following that, Deloitte specialists in China presented six projects covering infrastructure construction, agro-industrial complex and logistics. We believe that economic relations between Kazakhstan and China are strengthening, as shown by the growing number of successful joint projects ", said Alibek Mugaila, a representative of JSC NC KAZAKH INVEST in China.
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