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Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority is represented during the Transit and Logistics week Astana EXPO 2017
11 july, 2017
This week, Janis Lapins, General Manager of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone and Uldis Hmielevskis, Deputy CEO of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone are participating in the Transit and Logistics week Astana EXPO 2017. During the event, it is planned to tell about advantages of the Liepaja SEZ and the Port of Liepaja, as well as to meet with local entrepreneurs in order to push further several business projects about possibilities to create logistics center and cargo handling point in the territory of Liepaja SEZ.
Transit and Logistics week Astana EXPO 2017 was opened with the conference: “The Vision of a Global Transport Movement. Potential of Eurasia.” During the opening speech, Janis Lapins, General Manager of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone pointed out the importance of the Port of Liepaja in transit and logistics corridor, emphasizing that Liepaja not only has ice-free, active port, but also industrial territories, where logistic centers and manufacturing companies are working and developing.
Janis Lapins, General Manager of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone: ”Liepaja has the so called “Gentleman's kit” – railway, port, highways and from May 16 also the renewed regular air traffic. Currently we already have successful cooperation with entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan, who are sending their cargoes through the Port of Liepaja. Several new cooperation projects have been started too and Astana EXPO exhibition and Transport and Logistics week is the right place and time to strengthen existing co-operation and to establish new contacts.”
During the conference, Liepaja SEZ is presenting the Port of Liepaja and opportunities to create logistic centers and cargo handling points in the territory of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone.
Uldis Hmielevskis, Deputy CEO of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone: “Kazakhstan is a country famous for its rich natural resources and also important transit market player, also called “Gates to Asia”. Cargo flow from China to Europe is flowing through Kazakhstan and for us it is important that these gates are wide open in Liepaja direction. At the same time, we are using the conference to meet local entrepreneurs and to talk through and to promote several projects in Liepaja.”
During the Transport and Logistics week, on Wednesday, July 12, discussion “Container Transport Development in the Territory or Eurasia” will be organised, but on Thursday, July 13, event cycle will be closed with the discussion “Development of the “Green Economics” in Transport Sector”, emphasizing topic of the EXPO Astana 2017 – “Future Energy”. The organizer of the Latvia`s pavilion in the EXPO Astana 2017 is The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 30 companies are taking part in the exhibition, including Latvian Railway, The Freeport of Riga Authority, Liepaja Special Economic Zone Authority and others.
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