Astana, Kazakhstan, May 27
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Japanese company NYK Group, a world leader in the field of transportation, plans to build a vehicle logistics center in Astana and examine the possibility of organizing car transportation through Khorgos - East Gate free economic zone.
At present, the investor is seeking a land plot in Astana, according to the report of the National Export and Investment Agency "Kaznex Invest".
Kaznex Invest has organized the meetings between the company and Astana's Investor Service Center, sent a request to the land committee to allocate a land plot in long-term lease. The project cost will be up to $5 million.
The investor held the talks with the management of KTZ Express and the Kazakh Transport Union KAZLOGISTICS in the Khorgos - East Gate free economic zone upon a similar project with the assistance of Kaznex Invest.
NYK Group has already invested in the car terminal in Almaty by acquiring a 100 percent share in Tranko-Terminal, the largest terminal and logistics operator.
The company operates under a new name: NYK Auto Logistics (Kazakhstan) LLP.
The main areas of its activity include services on the terminal handling of vehicles and their transportation to dealers.
The company is the main provider of logistics services for Toyota Motors Kazakhstan, Mitsubishi Motor Kazakhstan and Suzuki Motor RUS companies.
Having built up a chain of terminals, the NYK Group company intends to create an effective car distribution system in Kazakhstan, the message said.
Taking into account the increase in vehicle sales in Kazakhstan, the company plans to meet the expected demand for the sale and speed up the delivery of vehicles to dealers in the country.
The NYK company also aims to use Kazakhstan's transit potential and especially to organize the transportation through China, where the company has made significant investments in a number of large logistic projects.