September 13th, 2012
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Kazakhstan (CNN) - The thriving east-west trade that once spanned Central Eurasia along the famed Silk Road may soon be restored to its former glory thanks to growing transport and trade links being rolled out.

Central Asian countries have been working closely together to construct transport corridors, promote energy security, and remove trade barriers.  They have shed outdated trade policies and adopted new rules to increase commerce.

Kazakhstan is one example where this is happening. Merchants passed through here on the ancient Silk Road hundreds of years ago. And now that trade between East and West is booming again, the government has decided it needs to upgrade its infrastructure.

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