PARTNER WITH THE OWNER OF FREE TRADE ZONE PROPERTY ON THE BORDER OF CHINA AND KAZAHSTAN
The city of Zharkent sits on the border with China in the southeastern region of Kazakhstan. During the Soviet period, only the military was allowed in this sector. With the fall of the Soviet Union, the area was opened to all and some of the best kept secrets of this region have slowly revealed themselves to foreigners.
This part of Kazakhstan is the natural future distribution center for trade of goods going both ways- from Japan, Korea and the US through China to Europe and goods coming from Europe, Central Asia and Russia through China and to its Pacific seaports.
Two years ago, the governments of China and Kazakhstan agreed to the construction of not only the natural gas pipeline running into China from Kazakhstan but to the Friendship International Free Trade Zone at Zharkent. All goods passing through this zone from and to China, Russia and Central Asia are tax free. There are only three such zones in the huge border area between Kazakhstan and China.
Below is the new border crossing at the Free Trade Zone. This will be the truck crossing between Kazakhstan and China when the highway is completed.
The direct freight railway has been completed on the Chinese side and is now under construction on the Kazakhstan side. The line will run directly to the Free Trade Zone in Zharkent, and onward to inland Customs at Almaty. From there, the existing train routes go to Russia and Europe. Free trade partners include the countries of Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Kyrgystan.
It is here, as you see in the picture below, that the owner has purchased 12 acres of land in the Free Trade Zone Park. All of the Park properties have been bought. The Free Trade Zone airport for freight is being constructed to the left and borders the owner's property as does the rail line.
In the picture below you see transportation construction. Ther owner's property is seen just behind this construction.
The owner is seeking someone to help develop this property. He offers, for his part, equal partnership and equal ownership in the land for someone who will construct freight storage (including refrigerated) and refueling facilities. The percentage of ownership is negotiable as is outright sale. However, it should be kept in mind that the owner's considerable experience in moving freight through China and across the border to Kazakhstan is a valuable resource in any enterprise of this type.
The owner envisions trucks equipped with satellite transponders so that shippers have real-time knowledge of their shipment locations.