The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, is a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organizations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
The National Immigration Administration announced at a press conference that China's 12 airports and 6 land ports will introduce Belt and Road lanes on April 28 to facilitate domestic and foreign personnel and vehicles involved in Belt and Road-related affairs.
According to statistics released by Inner Mongolia customs on April 25, trade between the region and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative reached 16.7 billion yuan ($2.48 billion) in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 11.8 percent over the same period last year.
According to local authorities, the total volume of imports and exports processed by the Ereenhot Railway Port in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region was 3.89 million tons, an increase of 7.3 percent over the same period last year.
A launch ceremony marking the start of Sino-Mongolian joint interviews was held in Hohhot, capital of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on April 12.
North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region saw a growth of over 30 percent in the number of inbound and outbound China-Europe freight trains, local authorities said on Jan 21.
- Arxan port begins its operating
According to local media reports, the Sino-Mongolian Arxan-Songbeir ports have begun seasonal operations, which will last from April 1 to Nov 30.
- Port channels for agricultural products
Ereenhot -- the largest land port between China and Mongolia -- reached its peak period of fruit and vegetable exports in late March, with average daily exports of over 300 tons, according to a report in the local media.