Kigali Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) is located about 10km east of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, near Kigali International Airport. The zone has a number of geographic advantages, including access to the Central Transport Corridor. Occupying a total of 276 hectares, the zone has access to roads, water, electricity, fiber-optic internet and sewage systems.
The border between Kazakhstan and China is one the most inhospitable places on Earth. Summer temperatures in the Saryesik-Atrau desert barely pass 10 degrees centigrade, while temperatures in January can be expected to plummet below -20. In this post we explore how such a barren landscape became one of the key focal points of China’s westward economic push, via Khorgos.