URUMQI, Could 5 (Xinhua) -- "There are two imported issues in my firm, one is the oil, the opposite is me," stated Miras Kilybayev, deputy director of Jinsi Oil within the bonded zone of Alataw Move bordering Kazakhstan in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area.
The Kazakhstan businessman, 25, works for one of many largest agricultural corporations in his nation. Final yr, he was despatched to China to broaden the corporate's enterprise.
"The entire world is wanting on the Chinese language market, so we won't afford to disregard it," he stated.
Kilybayev discovered Chinese language at Tsinghua College and chemical engineering at Beijing Institute of Expertise from 2008 to 2014. After commencement he returned to Kazakhstan, however deep down, he knew he would come again to China.
"The primary time I used to be in China, I purchased a bottle of native cooking oil from a grocery store. It tasted totally different and made me homesick," stated Kilybayev who speaks not solely Kazakh and Chinese language, but in addition English and Russian.
In line with him, farmers in Kazakhstan comply with conventional farming strategies, use non-GMO seeds, and infrequently add fertilizers.
"Low yields assure prime quality, particularly within the northern province, the place my firm manages 20,000 hectares of arable land," Kilybayev stated.
At its first manufacturing facility -- additionally the primary international-funded enterprise -- established within the bonded zone, Kilybayev's firm acquired assist from the native authorities: from streamlined approval procedures, low-value workplace house to appreciable subsidies.
The oil refinery, with a complete funding of 20 million yuan (2.9 million U.S. ), went into operation in July final yr. Crude cooking oil is transported by prepare from Kazakhstan. Customs duties and worth-added taxes are exempted within the bonded zone.
"It is like producing in my very own nation," Kilybayev stated.
The day by day output has risen to almost 100 tonnes. Demand can be rising quickly, due to native authorities connections with Chinese language distributors.
"Our merchandise are on the cabinets throughout Xinjiang, together with the regional capital Urumqi. In June, we'll enter Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces in south and east China," Kilybayev stated.
The Alataw Move is likely one of the busiest land ports on the modern Silk Road. Final yr, a complete of ,727 China-Europe and China-Central Asia freight trains handed by the port, a rise of 35 p.c yr on yr, with the quantity of products transported exceeding .three million tonnes, stated Yang Yonghong, head of Alataw Move prepare station.
Extra international merchandise, together with agricultural merchandise from Kazakhstan, are actually transported to China by rail.
9 Chinese language cities, together with Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an and Yiwu, have launched China-Europe trains travelling by way of the Alataw Move, which makes Kilybayev optimistic about in his firm's future.
"We've got not too long ago determined to open a flour mill and a poultry farm subsequent to the refinery to convey extra high quality agricultural merchandise from Kazakhstan," he stated.
"I can be residing in China longer than I initially anticipated, however my fiancee can be coming so I will not be lonely," stated Kilybayev, who's getting married this August.