The Belt and Road Journey – Kazakhstan

The Panorama of Almaty City and Kok-Tobe (a 1,100 meters hill located in southeast of Almaty, also known as “Green Hill”)

Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia with territories across Europe and Asia. It shares borders with Russia, China and other countries. It is the world’s largest landlocked country. Almaty is the largest city of the country. Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region’s GDP, primarily through its oil, natural gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.

At the end of November, Dr Fong and the local partners in Hong Kong conducted a field visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan where they met with Kazakhstan’s local professional consultants, enterprises and lawyers to follow up on various industrial projects, including energy, e-commerce and caviar etc… to understand each project’s cooperation opportunity.

Dr. Fong (forth right) and the local enterprises, professional consultants and lawyers.

Kazakhs generally do not eat pork, they eat horse meat and camel meat instead. It is because due to the early years as nomads, there was no other food available apart from horse meat and camel meat, this tradition was handed down from generation to generation till now!

With the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Kazakhstan’s domestic horse milk powder has the opportunity to enter the Hong Kong market.

Dr. Fong at the Sunkar Falcon Centre, understanding the Falcon’s life and watched its highly-entertaining and educational show.