Started a new freight train route from China to Russia

BEIJING, August 20. /TASS/. New route for rail freight from the North-Western Chinese province of Qinghai through Kazakhstan to Russia began operating on Sunday.

About this informed the Agency “Xinhua”.

The final destination of the train with the products of the chemical industry – Perm, where the goods must be delivered within 10 days, that is 30 days faster than by sea. Total distance is 6.3 thousand km Chinese Authorities expect that the new transportation route will increase the competitiveness of Chinese goods in Russia.

According to official statistics, at present from China to Central Asia and Europe, including Russia, through the Eurasian space regularly runs more than 20 freight trains.