Kyrgyz fruit arrives at Xinjiang's Horgos

Added On August 10, 2019

A truck loaded with Kyrgyz melons has arrived at the Horgos Port in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
This was the first batch of melons imported through Horgos, after the port was listed as the designated port for import fruit last month.
It took altogether 12 hours before the refrigerated melons from Kyrgyzstan arrived at the Chinese land port.
With cooperation ever deepening amongst countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, trade has been booming along the ancient Silk Road.
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE)YU CHENGZHONG, Chairman, Horgos Jinyi Int'l Trading
"This is the first time we have imported fruit from the Central Asian country. I hope in the future we will not only be able to import goods from Central Asia but also from Europe."
At present, Horgos handles a wide variety of imports, ranging from automobiles to agricultural products.
Many more categories of goods are expected to be able to go through customs clearance in the future, including seedlings, medicines and cosmetics.