An exhibition of industrial goods of China’s Gansu Province is expected to take place in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe soon.
An agreement on holding the exhibition in Dushanbe was reached during a meeting of Head of Tajikistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Sharif Said with Li Chong Tsan, Vice-Governor of Gansu Province, which took place in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province on July 9, on the sidelines of the 22nd Lanzhou Investment and Trade Fair.
According to the Tajik CCI press center, the two sides also discussed issues related to increase in a two-way trade between Tajikistan and China, holding of the exhibition of industrial goods of Gansu and a conference of representatives of Tajik and Chinese business communities in Dushanbe in autumn.
Most of Gansu’s economy is based on mining and the extraction of minerals, especially rare earth elements. The province has significant deposits of antimony, chromium, coal, cobalt, copper, fluorite, gypsum, iridium, iron, lead, limestone, mercury, mirabilite, nickel, crude oil, platinum, troilite, tungsten, and zinc among others. The oil fields at Yumen and Changqing are considered significant.
Gansu has China’s largest nickel deposits accounting for over 90% of China’s total nickel reserves.
Industries other than mining include electricity generation, petrochemicals, oil exploration machinery, and building materials. According to some sources, the province is also a center of China’s nuclear industry. (Asia-Plus/Business World Magazine)