Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Ulukbek Maripov took part in the opening ceremony of the modernized Kordai - Ak Zhol checkpoint on the state border of the two countries, World of NAN reports, citing the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The presentation was preceded by the IX meeting of the Intergovernmental Council, which addressed topical issues of cooperation in the trade and economic, investment, agricultural, water and energy, transit and transport, tourism, space and IT, and industrial cooperation. Issues of education, culture, health care, social protection and labor migration, environmental protection, interregional and cross-border cooperation, interaction within the EAEU and other integration associations were also raised.
The parties discussed the prospects of establishing a joint Alatau Cross-Border Trade Center (CBTC) at the Karasu - Ak Tilek checkpoint.
According to the press service, the Center will house modern warehouses of fruit and vegetable products, as well as certification, sanitary and phytosanitary control bodies, which will promote cooperation in the processing of agricultural products. An industrial zone for the development of industrial cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic is planned to be created on the site of the CTT.
The issue of building wholesale and distribution centers in Chu and Issyk-Kul regions of Kyrgyzstan with a total investment of $ 25 million and a capacity of 26 thousand tons per year was considered.
They also discussed the prospects for cooperation in agriculture, modernization of the checkpoint "Besagash - Kichi-Kapka" and other checkpoints on the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border, holding a forum for inter-regional cooperation between the two countries, the conclusion of an intergovernmental agreement on the procedure for crossing the state border by organized tourist groups on the mountain routes, etc. "The Head of the Government of Kazakhstan stressed the importance of increasing investment cooperation between the two countries within the EAEU through the implementation of large-scale end-to-end integration projects aimed at strengthening cross-border ties in infrastructure, transport, industrial cooperation, as well as strengthening food security. A. Mamin also drew attention to the need to create a "green corridor" for the passage of goods between the two countries by expanding the use of navigation seals and online exchange of information of fiscal authorities," the report said.
During the meeting it was announced that on behalf of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan in the near future will provide humanitarian assistance to Kyrgyzstan in the form of 10 thousand tons of wheat flour and 1 thousand tons of high-yield seeds of winter wheat.
As a result of negotiations, the 9th meeting of the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Intergovernmental Council and the memorandum on cooperation between FEZ "ICBC "Khorgos" and FEZ "Naryn" of the Kyrgyz Republic were signed.
With regard to the modernized checkpoint Korday (RK)-Ak Jol (KR), after the reconstruction in 2020-2021 the construction area of the checkpoint has increased 3.5 times to 4.9 thousand square meters, the number of lanes - from 2 to 8, the number of passport control booths - from 13 to 34, modern inspection and examination complexes were installed. As a result of the measures taken, the capacity of the checkpoint has increased from 1 thousand to 2.5 thousand vehicles and from 6 thousand to 25 thousand people per day, which will have a multiplier effect on the development of trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic.