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Thursday 24th July 2014, 13:04 Hong Kong

New China-Central Asia cargo train

New freight train linking China with Turkmenistan set to boost Central Asian trade

New China-Central Asia cargo train

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The new freight train linking China with Central Asia has departed from Chengdu for its first nine-day journey across five countries, reports Xinhua.

The 35-container freight train left Chengdu, China on 16 July and will stop at Almaty (Kazakhstan), Bushkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Dushanbe (Tajikistan) before arriving in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan).

The state-owned Chinese media site has reported that the freight train network is part of China’s ‘Silk Road economic belt’ – an agreement signed by eight countries in November last year to strengthen trade between China and Central Asia.

 

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