BRI in Central Asia: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Extraction and Processing Projects

Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)
Written by

Roman Vakulchuk

Senior Research Fellow, Head of Research group on climate and energy



Mineral resources is the sector that receives most Chinese investment in Central Asia. China and its Central Asian partners pursue both strategic and commercial goals by promoting projects in the minerals sector. Kazakhstan hosts the largest number of projects and receives the largest amount of Chinese investment. The second largest recipient of financing is Turkmenistan, where several big projects are implemented.