Culture - Economic development - Education - History - Positive international relations - Mutual promotion and cooperation between countries - Exploration
"New Silk Road 2017" expedition project was born out of Jacek Palkiewicz passion for travel and his fascination of the ancient Silk Road joined with the New Silk Road and Chinese initiative.
The convoy of off road cars, symbolizing the merchant caravans will cover the route of the historical Silk Road extended with the New Silk Road possible route, combining ancient ideas and values with its todays possible counterparts, emphasizing their timeless importance.
In what way will we look like ancient merchant caravan? Beside the cars convoy and the "symbolic cultural and economic exchange" (described on this page and on Attractions and events page), we will carry all the materials for the conferences, meetings, presentations and other events that will take place during the expedition (reminding in a way an ancient traveling fair).
Project consists of ideas covering wide range of fields: culture, economy, international cooperation and relations, science, education and technology. In large part the goal of this expedition is to show international, cultural value of historical Silk Road and its impact on todays nations and civilizations development.
Exploretional goal of the expedition is to check and study remnants and influences of the ancient Silk Road and its timeless ideology in the past, on the present and the future of countries and cltures.
To give the attractiveness to the expedition and keep its reference to the historical Silk Road, the expedition will haul off "symbolic goods" in the amount of 7 pieces, which "symbolically will trade" one by one in each country visited along its route for the "cultural symbols" (in the form of tablets, statuettes) characteristic for a given country thus completing the ideas of cultural exchange and trade.
For the purposes of the expedition would also be created a "letter", a kind of "message" (as a reference to diplomatic values of the old Silk Road), including which would be symbolically signed in each visited country.
The "cultural symbols" with a signed "letter" would be presented at the exhibition summarizing the entire expedition. Project assums of exhibition presentation in all countries that expedition traveled through going bacwords (from the ending point of expedition to its begining), symbolicly closing full circle of ancient merchant caravans route. (Implementation of the expedition project ideas is mainly based and proportionally dependent on the willingness of cooperation and agreement with project ideas and objectives by the individual countries covered by the route of the expedition.)
In 2014 UNESCO was approved by the World Heritage Committee new Site called Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor , the corridor spans China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan. The sites include capital cities and places complexes of various empires and kingdoms, trading settlements, Buddhist cave temples, and ancient paths. These heritage sites are located on the route "New Silk Road 2017" expedition.
Chinese initiative One Belt One Road
President Xi Jinping launched China’s "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative in 2013 with the stated aim to connect major Eurasian economies through infrastructure, trade and investment.
The initiative was later specified to contain two international trade connections: The land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" and oceangoing "Maritime Silk Road."
The "Belt" is a network of overland road and rail routes, oil and natural gas pipelines, and other infrastructure projects that will stretch from Xi’an in central China through Central Asia and ultimately reach as far as Moscow, Rotterdam, and Venice. Rather than one route, belt corridors are set to run along the major Eurasian Land Bridges, through China - Mongolia - Russia, China - Central and West Asia, China - Indochina Peninsula, China - Pakistan, Bangladesh - China - India - Myanmar.
The "Road" is its maritime equivalent: a network of planned ports and other coastal infrastructure projects that dot the map from South and Southeast Asia to East Africa and the northern Mediterranean Sea.
"Jacek Palkiewicz’s expedition is a pioneer venture bringing closer the meaning of the New Silk Road, which can bring business opportunities for Poland."
The Vice-Marshal of the Polish Parliament Mr. Stanislaw Tyszka