21st Century New Silk Road

International Transcontinental Corporation of Innovative Technologies

Development and implementation of the "One Belt, One Road" project development program in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central Asian countries, the European Union, and the People's Republic of China
The New Silk Roads is
the China’s Massive
Belt and Road Initiative
Caravan MTKIT ‧ 21st Century New Silk Road ‧ One Belt, One Road ‧ China ‧ Kazakhstan
Who are we
International Transcontinental Corporation of Innovative Technologies (MTKIT) is an extensive network of representative offices in Central Asia and beyond.
What is our impact
Caravan MTKIT is an association of commercial and non-profit local corporations (MTKITs) engaged in the development and integration of the Silk Road Program in the 21st century.
What is our goal
Search and implementation of innovative technologies and goods in economic sectors with the support of the partner states of the "New Silk Road".
What we do
Creation of integrated solutions in the field of creation of transport corridors, hubs, tourism industry, and developed infrastructure throughout the project.

Our Innovations are

Focused on the Sectors of

the Economy

Healthcare

The building of a Health Silk Road in an effort to strengthen the global public health governance. All over the globe, innovative thinkers and doers are working to reform health and care through IT and technology.
01

Education

International educational and technological solutions, workforce needs planning and matching identified skills needs to internationally recognised training and assessment.
02

Manufacturing

Evolution of traditional manufacturing sectors to
higher-value and higher-quality manufacturing with
innovation and the latest technologies, while transitioning to a consumption-driven economy.
03

Agriculture

Agricultural products trade and economic cooperation are an important part of the strategy of “One Belt, One Road”. Natural resources, bottom-up investment and innovation, and prudent/pragmatic regulation ensure sustainable agriculture.
04

Transport
and logistics

Expansion of trade flows between Asia, Europe and Africa. Creation of new trade routes by road, rail and sea transport. Ensuring economic accessibility for supply chains, increasing the attractiveness and visibility of the regions along the transport corridors, increasing the reliability, the cost-effectiveness, and the safety of freight transportation.
05

Building

Construction of low-rent urban housing, public rental housing, commercial housing, commercial buildings, schools, hospitals, exhibition grounds and typical urban construction.
06

Digital

Helping countries create digital infrastructure and develop Internet security, create a community of common destiny in cyberspace including quantum computing, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud storage.
07

Culture

Cultural exchanges and the unification of people, a comprehensive understanding of different cultures are the basis of countries: the promotion of intercultural cooperation and the promotion of mutual respect and trust in the international community.
08

Space

The Space Silk Road aims at creating an entire range of space capabilities including satellites, launch services, and ground infrastructure and at supporting related industries and service providers going global.
09

146 Countries are

Part of the Belt and

Road Initiative (BRI)

Numbers
countries in
Sub-Saharan Africa
countries in
Europe & Central Asia
43
34
countries in
East Asia & pacific
countries in
Latin America & Caribbean
25
20
countries in
Middle East & North Africa
countries in
Southeast Asia
18
6

Historical Links Between

the Countries and

the Silk Road

Silk Road, also called the Silk Route, an ancient trade route, linking China with the West, that carried goods and ideas between the two great civilizations of Rome and China. 

Silk went westward, and wools, gold, and silver went east. China also received Nestorian Christianity and Buddhism (from India) via the Silk Road. 

An abundance of goods traveled along the Silk Road. Merchants carried silk from China to Europe, where it dressed royalty and wealthy patrons. Other favorite commodities from Asia included jade and other precious stones, porcelain, tea, and spices. In exchange, horses, glassware, textiles, and manufactured goods traveled eastward.

Products such as silk were very valuable to those in Central Asia and as far away as Europe. They paid with precious metals, animal skins, and some of their own manufactured products such as woolen goods, carpets, and glass products that were prized in the East.

The trade route was formerly established sometime during BC times, and the journey could be treacherous at times, due to volatile international relations between nations along the way. Originally, it started in Xi’an and traced the Great Wall of China into Afghanistan. From there, the road passed through Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries and then onto Europe. Trading routes grew and adapted to the demands of trade. Eventually, a matrix of paths connected far-flung nations across Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia, which then connected to maritime routes that joined Oceania, Africa, and parts of Asia to the northern hemisphere.
The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China in 130 BCE, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130 BCE and 1453 CE.

The Silk Road routes stretched from China through India, Asia Minor, up throughout Mesopotamia, to Egypt, the African continent, Greece, Rome, and Britain.

The greatest value of the Silk Road was the exchange of culture. Art, religion, philosophy, technology, language, science, architecture, and every other element of civilization was exchanged along these routes, carried with the commercial goods the merchants traded from country to country.

The routes started at the old capital cities of Luoyang and Xi'an, crossed the Yellow River at Lanzhou, and then followed the Gansu Corridor into Xinjiang. At Dunhuang, the route split three ways: the northernmost branch crossed north around the Tianshan Mountains and the other two crossed north and south of the Taklamakan Desert or Tarim Basin.

China

From a geographical point of view, the territory of the modern Republic of Kazakhstan is situated in the middle of the historical corridors of the Silk Roads.

The main route ran through Semirechye and South Kazakhstan, went through the cities of Sairam, Yassy, the homeland of al-Farabi, the city of Otrar, Taraz, then to Central Asia, Persia, the Caucasus, and from there to Europe.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is the “birthplace” of the One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI) thus it has strategic relevance to it, highlighting Kazakhstan’s critical transit role in China’s pivot to the world and especially Europe.

The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), a 6500-kilometer long corridor, links Asia with Europe and passes through countries including Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. It is meant to coordinate all transporters along with the route from Asia to Europe and vice versa.

Kazakhstan

Dagestan, the Caucasus, the Lower Don region, Kalmykia, the area around the Sea of Azov, and the Taman Peninsula are all territories traversed by the Silk Roads.

The Volga region is where the Silk Roads intersect with the Great Volga River Route, another Eurasian trade artery.

Russia

Central Asian merchants, that provided Byzantium with Chinese silk, tried to explore a new route, namely, the one going to the north from the Caspian Sea, crossing the Caucasus range (via Dariali gorge or other passes in West Georgia), and proceeded to Byzantium via Georgia. It is known that the first caravan loaded with silk passed this route in 568.

Georgia

Besides the Silk Roads sites and stunning natural beauty, the Silk Roads customs and culture are still alive in Kyrgyzstan in a way that there are still several nomad tribes who live in felt yurts out on the steppes.

The lands of Kyrgyzstan remain at an integral crossroads: acting as a gateway for those traveling both East and West on the Silk Roads.

Kyrgyzstan

Since ancient times, Azerbaijan has played an important role as a melting pot of civilizations, serving as a venue and major transfer point for different cultural traditions and customs.

The goods and products of Azerbaijani towns and settlements spread along the Silk Roads and its towns had long been known to act as centers of culture, science, and education.

Oil, carpets, raw silk, silk fabrics, cotton, weapons, dried fruits, salt, precious stones, jewelry, alum, saffron, natural dyes, polychrome pottery, wooden utensils, non-ferrous metals, sturgeons, and caviar ironwood were the main exports of Azerbaijan.

The country has passed various stages of spiritual life over its long history. Tolerance is a feature that was reinforced during the times of the Silk Roads.

Azerbaijan

The most notable part of the Silk Road in Turkey is that it runs between Konya and Cappadocia. The caravan route was blocked by a modern gravel highway, but many Seljuk caravanserais have been preserved.

Under the Seljuk Turks that the Ancient Silk Road really came into its own and most of the Hans and Caravanserais to be found across Turkey date from Seljuk times. Nearly one hundred Seljuk caravanserais along the Silk Road still exist in lands once controlled by the Seljuks.

Turkey

Silk Road Initiative and

Caravan MTKIT Development

Timeline

1988
UNESCO has sought to better understand the rich history and shared legacy of the historic Silk Roads, and the ways in which cultures have mutually influenced each other.

Silk Roads Programme collects and makes accessible, worldwide scholarship concerning the Silk Roads, engaging a global audience in a deeper understanding of the diversity and interdependence, of the cultures and peoples along these routes.

Silk Roads Programme

2013
President Xi Jinping of China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in a pair of speeches in 2013. In Kazakhstan, he outlined a vision of restoring overland trade routes from China to Central Asia and Europe — the ancient “Silk Road.”

In Indonesia, he introduced the concept of a “maritime Silk road,” which is essentially the already well-traveled sea corridor South from China to the Middle East and Europe.

Belt and Road Initiative

2015
President Xi Jinping of China added the D for digital to stress the importance of global connectivity and boost the internationalization of local tech companies.

The Digital Silk Road is the technology dimension of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which extends from the ocean floor to outer space, and enables AI, big data applications, and other strategic technologies.

Digital Silk Road

2016
On October 9, an international conference dedicated to the revival of the Great Silk Road with the participation of a delegation from China was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) under the auspices of the President of the International Fund for Economic Development, Investment and Culture "Nurly Zhol – Zhibek Zholy" and the CEO of MTKIT KZ.

Renaissance Era ‧ MTKIT

2017
The first-ever Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing, attended by state and government leaders of 29 countries. The more than 1,600 participants came from over 140 countries and 80 international organizations.

President Xi Jinping of China pledged more than $100 billion for development banks in China that he said would spearhead vast spending on infrastructure across Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Belt and Road Forum

2021
On December 6, an MOU was signed in Kyrgyzstan to announce the beginning of the so-called "Onion Road Project" with the Korean seed company SeedOn. The company has developed "cold-resistant" onion seeds that can be grown even in extreme frosts and distributed in Central Asia.

Four countries took part in the signing ceremony of the 'Onion Road' agreement: MTKIT Kyrgyzstan, MTKIT Tatarstan, MTKIT Georgia, and MTKIT Kazakhstan.

Onion Road Project

Interesting Facts

about Silk Road

News

Silk Road & OBOR related infrastructure and investment development news from across Eurasia
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History

Silk Road - What is the silk road?
Facts, History, Routes
Historical Archive

The Team of

the New Era of

Globalisation

Nurlan PSHENBAYEV

CEO at MTKIT KZ
Ex-Head of the Financial and Economic Department, Lieutenant Colonel of the Financial Police of Kazakhstan

GAINAN
Gabdulgazizov

CEO at MTKIT RU
Director of the company for the construction of residential and non-residential buildings in the Republic of Tatarstan

TAALAIBEK
Aidaraliev

CEO at MTKIT KG
Director of the Republican State Seed Inspection of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Land Reclamation of the Kyrgyz Republic

Vakhshi
JVANIA

CEO at MTKIT GE
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Member of the Corps of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Georgia
CIO at Caravan MTKIT
CEO of the digital business transformation company, Head of Foreign Economic Activity in Thailand, Strategy Advisor for the Women's Business Alliance in Luxembourg

Caravan MTKIT Partners

in the Golden Age of

Commerce

The Collection of

Investment Projects and

Companies

How to Cooperate with us in

One Belt One Road

01
Proposal
Fill out the data form, specifying the name of the company/organization, contact details, and attach presentation materials about your company/organization/project.
02
Negotiation
Participate in preliminary online negotiations with the head of the MTKIT, and present innovative developments and/or a commercial project.
03
Сontract
Sign a memorandum of understanding, a cooperation agreement, or an investment agreement at an official meeting in one of the offices of MIKITs.

Top Questions and

Interesting Facts about

Belt and Road

What was the Silk Road?
The Silk Road was an ancient trade route that linked the Western world with the Middle East and Asia. It was a major conduit for trade between the Roman Empire and China and later between medieval European kingdoms and China.
Where did the Silk Road start and end?
The Silk Road began in north-central China in Xi’an (in modern Shaanxi province). A caravan track stretched west along the Great Wall of China, across the Pamirs, through Afghanistan, and into the Levant and Anatolia. Its length was about 4,000 miles (more than 6,400 km). Goods were then shipped to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.
What major goods traveled along the Silk Road?
Chinese merchants exported silk to Western buyers. From Rome and later from Christian kingdoms, wools, gold, and silver traveled eastward.
What traveled along the Silk Road besides goods?
Apart from material goods, religion was one of the West’s major exports along the Silk Road. Early Assyrian Christians took their faith to Central Asia and China, while merchants from the Indian subcontinent exposed China to Buddhism. The disease also traveled along the Silk Road.
What were caravans on the Silk Road?
A caravan is a group of people traveling together, often on a trade expedition. Caravans were used mainly in desert areas and throughout the Silk Road, where traveling in groups aided in defense against bandits as well as helped to improve economies of scale in trade.

Caravan routes or the corridors of the Silk Roads were a unique instrument of transmission of economic, linguistic, cultural, religious, military, and political values and innovations between different civilizations across the Eurasian continent.
Is the Silk Road still used today?
Parts of the Silk Road survive in the form of a paved highway connecting Pakistan and the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang in China. In the 21st century the United Nations planned to sponsor a trans-Asian motor highway and railroad. The Silk Road also inspired China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a global infrastructure development strategy authored by President and General Secretary Xi Jinping.
What is China's One Belt One Road (OBOR)?
One Belt One Road (OBOR) is China's global infrastructure project to place the country within the protected road and sea networks. According to President Xi Jinping, it also protects export routes by partnering with previously economically isolated countries.
What is the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative?
China Belt and Road is an infrastructure project the Chinese government proposed to build The Silk Road Economic Belt (a network of roads) and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road (a bunch of sea routes).
From where does OBOR's funding come?
Policy lenders provide funding and base their lending decisions on presidential and geostrategic influences. This group includes the China Development Bank and the Export-Import Bank of China (Exim Bank), which have committed more than $1 trillion. The Silk Road Fund has $40 billion in investment funds. China's Central Bank oversees it. The Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, whose remit now includes Africa, has $100 billion in capital.
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