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For the Common Good: 'Road of Happiness' in Kazakhstan's Capital

Updated: November 25, 2022

Bi Xin, a 30-year-old man from Shymkent in Kazakhstan, has parents in their 60s and an elder sister. He joined the Southwest Ring Road Project in Nur Sultan, capital of Kazakhstan, as a driver for Genertec Xinxing in September 2018.


Bi Xin inspects a vehicle. [Photo provided to sasac.gov.cn]

During the project, Bi Xin learned a lot while obtained stable income. He first worked as a night shift driver and now sits in the management position of the driver team, and has had an increase in salary. Bi Xin once said that working for a Chinese enterprise not only ensures his income, but is also a chance to experience the engineering efficiency, quality and speed of a Chinese enterprise, not to mention the perseverance of Chinese managers, which inspired him a lot. His experience is the subject of a film titled "Ring Road Hugs Kazakhstan's Capital", which won the overseas choice award of the "Belt and Road" short video competition.

With a total length of 34.4 kilometers, the Southwest Ring Road Project is a key part of the framework of Kazakhstan's new economic policies and the Belt and Road Initiative. In November 2019, it opened to traffic four months ahead of schedule, and since then has greatly improved cross-border logistics efficiency and relieved traffic conditions in the city, making it a "road of happiness" and "livelihood road" for people living in affected areas. It is also a "road of friendship" for the peoples of China and Kazakhstan. 

(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)