Construction Equipment GLOBAL

#9 Constructing the New Silk Road

Silk Road meanders through the green landscape of Kazakhstan

Connecting the world – by land and by sea

It has been called the construction project of our century. The New Silk Road, formally the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will stretch over three continents and affect half of the world’s population. Just as the ancient Silk Road brought goods between East and West, new routes over land and by sea will once again transform the world we live in.

The New Silk Road will be a game-changer for global logistics. In Kazakhstan, the transformation has already started. Read all about the megaproject of our century.

How will the world look like once the Belt and Road Initiative is finalized? We asked Parag Khanna, global strategy advisor.

“I love working in the beautiful nature here”, says Gaziz Dusekenov. He is one of 1,000 operators who are currently constructing the New Silk Road in Kazakhstan.

More than two thousand operators, with one thousand machines, spread out along a distance of more than 600 kilometers. These are the conditions at the construction site in Kazakhstan.

One thousand operators are working on an important segment of the New Silk Road in Kazakhstan. We met Gaziz Dusekenov whose love for excavators has had an impact on a new generation.

The Belt and Road Initiative has a major effect on the construction business. Volvo is involved in 24 projects within the initiative. Now, the megaproject opens up for new collaborations.

The construction of the New Silk Road is currently taking place in 66 countries. Want to know the budget? Have a look at some of the project’s key figures.

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