View Full Version : Kashgar to review relations with Central, Southern Asia

03-07-06, 20:06
30.06.2006 14:15:07
Custom bodies of four border points of southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region announced readiness to optimize customs operations with neighbouring states of Central and Southern Asia, Jahon reported.

Chief of customs department of Kashgar May Waipin [transliterated] said the customs operations of border points Turgat, Hundjerab and Irkishtan will be focused in Kashgar, city located in route of Great Silk Road.

Waipin said this measure will allow to increase efficiency of customs and will stimulate deve;opment of economic and trade relations of southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with external world.

The report said some 250 investment projects were realized in Kashgar and the volume of trade turnover increased by 36% year-on-year in 2005.

Last year, trade turnover of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region made up US$7.94 billion. The region signed agreements on trade-economic cooperation and protection of investments with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.