The idea of a new "silk road" proposed by Mikhail Saakashvili, has calculations and practical grounds, the head of the Ukrainian analytical center.
Trade flows of China project "silk road" should be sent via Ilyichevsk sea port in Odessa region, said on 8 August the Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili.
"The idea is to make the railway a letter between China and the EU through Odessa. In theory, this is as follows. Chinese goods by rail are delivered to Kazakhstan, Then Uzbekistan, Then to Turkmenistan ferry port in Turkmenbashi. Then you can ferry to deliver the cars to Azerbaijan And then by rail to Batumi. Then again, the ferry crossing, but to Odessa And from Odessa railway cars are able to deliver the goods to chop and Further into the EU, " commented Ukrainian economist.
The number of countries on the way to create serious difficulties to the movement of objects." in total, the goods from China will need to pass 6 of the customs of different countries, as long as the goods reach the border of the EU. And any custom is and delay, and, Very importantly, additional formal and informal costs. So, going directly through Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation in Belarus, there are no customs to the EU, " - said Alexander Okhrimenko.
Another complication - the ferries, which operate much slower than usual train of the message. In the end, the Idea of a new "silk road" has a little reason." any Idea beautiful in words, but when it starts to grow on the figures and calculations, very often, that's just " nice ". Moreover, it should be clear That one way or another the main cargo flow from China to the EU will pass through the Russian Federation, already tested it and understand Chinese business, especially That of the Russian Federation can increase the flow of goods through the restoration and construction of new railway lines, " concludes Ukrainian economist.