Chinese strategic iron pursuit of interest

It is reported that China has been pursuing interests in the strategic China-Central Asian rail network, which has been on the agenda for a long time.
It was stated that China requested important iron deposits from Kyrgyzstan for the road, which is expected to start construction within a year. It was stated that China, which previously demanded the operation of the road for 47 years, on condition that the cost is covered, and these requests were negatively met by the Kyrgyzstan government, which is located on the transit route of the road. China's request from Kyrgyzstan for the country's richest iron deposits caused the Kyrgyz side to react. The Kyrgyz government, which responded negatively to this demand, announced that the said iron deposits would never be given to China. Some Kyrgyz deputies, on the other hand, argue that China is trying to get a share of Kyrgyzstan's large iron deposits under the pretext of the road. The attorneys stated that the iron deposits demanded by China have not only $ 2 billion, which is the cost of the road, but much more potential.
The length of the controversial railway that will connect China and Central Asia will be approximately 270 kilometers (268kilomtre). He wants the railway route of Kyrgyzstan to be Kaskar (China) -Torugart (China) -Fishman (Kyrgyzstan) -Celalabad (Kyrgyzstan) - Andican (Uzbekistan). With this option, the south of Kyrgyzstan and the north will also be connected.
According to the information of the relevant circles, if the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway is completed, Kyrgyzstan will earn approximately 260 million dollars annually from the transit of the road only. The road, which has a strategic importance for the region, is expected to cost about 2 billion dollars.
Some observers say that the railway project, which has been on the agenda for years, could not be implemented due to the long-term interest proposals put forward by China. China's previously deposed leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev had put forward a unilateral operating condition for 47 years on the road in question.
268 tunnels, 48 bridges and 95 stations will take place on the 4-wide road route. 3 thousand 500 people are planned to be employed on the railway route.

Source: CİHAN

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