We’ve just returned from Kyrgyzstan where we had an opportunity to inspect the country’s road upgrading program and supply-chain opportunities.
Good to visit Kazakhstan again and Khorgos Eastern Gates, the country’s special economic zone (SEZ) and key logistics hub linking China, Central Asia, and Europe.
I had a chance to visit Dongguan’s Songshan Lake High-Tech Industrial Park. The park is situated 40 kilometres from Shenzhen in southern China.
I spent time this week at the Umer Group’s textile and footwear factories outside Lahore, Pakistan. The factory is indicative of Pakistan’s supply-chain oportunities
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Most impressed by the under-construction China-Laos railway project. The 414km railway will connect Kunming, a major city in Southwest China, with Vientiane, Lao’s capital.
I recently had an opportunity to inspect Zhongshan’s Cuiheng New District as well as the building site for the Shenzhen-Zhongshan bridge. Zhongshan has struggled to compete with commercial giants in Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Foshan. But there is hope.
I have been conducting due-diligence at the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia. Located 275 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, the park has attracted leading Chinese and Hong Kong manufacturers.
I have been inspecting the new Chinese-built standard gauge railway (SGR) between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya. Completed earlier this year, the SGR shortens the journey to under 5 hours from a previous 12 or more hours.