Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation interested in Kazakhstan infrastructure projects

ASTANA (TCA) — A project to create a multimodal hub on the basis of the International Airport in Astana was presented to Mitsubishi Corporation during a meeting in Astana last week between Toru Yasuda, director of Mitsubishi Corporation branch in Kazakhstan, and Alzhan Braliyev, director of Kazakh Invest office in Astana. The meeting was also attended by representatives of Astana Invest city center for development of investment and Astana Technopolis special economic zone management company, Kazakh Invest national investment support and promotion company reported on its website.

The project of a multimodal hub on the basis of the international airport of Astana provides for the creation of Aerotropolis, a new center with commercial and residential facilities, an industrial zone, transport and logistics facilities, recreational centers and tourist facilities. Hub activities will be focused on aircraft and passenger services, cargo handling and storage, multimodal transportation, as well as the development of the Aerotropolis, followed by attracting investors to industrial and commercial areas, construction of tourist, residential and recreational facilities.

During the meeting, representatives of Mitsubishi reported on the company’s interest in implementing investment projects in the field of infrastructure (construction of airports, water pipelines, desalination plants, sewage treatment plants, gas distribution systems, etc.) in Kazakhstan.

Discussing the prospects for joint work, Astana Technopolis representatives presented the activities of Special Economic Zone management company and suggested joint cooperation in creating the infrastructure and attracting Japanese companies to open enterprises in the new Industrial Park No. 2 in Astana.

Sergey Kwan