26 May, 11:00am -12:30 pm
The session will discuss the scientific and technical bases to maximize the Eurasian transit, including water transport transit through the territory of Kazakhstan.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, speaking at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, called for rallying around the idea of “Great Eurasia”, which is supposed to bring together in a single integration project of the XXI century the Eurasian Economic Union, the Economic Belt of the Silk Road and the European Union.
As part of this idea the international team of scientists from Kazakhstan, Russia and China began in 2015 to study the best possible options for multimodal Eurasian transit through the territory of Kazakhstan and by the end of the year there were the first results.
Eurasian transit through the territory of Kazakhstan and the Russia is by the land. In order to be competitive to southern sea lanes passage through the Suez Canal, Russia and Kazakhstan should increase the share of low-cost water transport transit, which is possible only with the completion of the “Eurasia “Channel”, which connects the Caspian Sea with the Azov-Black Sea basin. Presentations at the panel session will be devoted to scientific rationale of new arguments for the construction of the channel.
Furthermore, recommendations on the construction of Trans-Kazakhstan channel “Irtysh-Syrdarya” for sustainable water supply of the city of Astana and other regions of the country will be developed.
Mr. Erlan Sagadiev, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Oleg Kuznetsov, President of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Mr. Serge Martin, Special Advisor to the United Nations Foundation, Canadian philanthropist and founder of SOFINOV, venture fund “Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec” (Canada)
Mr. Anatoly Spitsyn, Professor of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Director of the Institute of Strategic Research of Integration Problems EurAsEC, Vice President of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Mr. Cui Weihong, Secretary-General of the China Science Center of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS (China).
Mr. Viktor Koksharov, Rector, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russian Federation B.N.Yeltsin (Russia).
Mr. Nuraly Bekturganov, First Vice President of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences
Mr. Liang Jun, President of Sinohydro Corporation Limited (China)
Mrs. Farida Akiyanova, Director of Branch of Geography Institute in Astana.
Mr. Arasha Bolaev, Senior Consultant Analyst for infrastructure projects, Non-profit Partnership “Association of Professional Hydrotechnicians” (Russia)
Mr. Damir Ryskulov, member of International Informatization Academy, author of project “Trans-Asian Corridor of Development”.
Mr. Akhmetkal Medeu, Director of the Institute of Geography of the National Science and Technology Holding “Parasat”
Mr. Malis Absametov, Director of the Institute of Hydrogeology and Geoecology after U.M. Ahmedsafin of National Science and Technology Holding “Parasat”
Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences;
Science and Technology Center “Parasat”;
International Secretariat “G-Global”.