Kostanay region’s investment potential was presented in Astana
Kostanay region’s investment potential was presented at the meeting of the diplomatic business club in Astana. About 40 regional enterprises presented their opportunities to representatives of foreign embassies and foreign investors. They have presented 24 investment projects worth 1.5 trillion tenge. According to the organizers, the club’s meeting was a unique opportunity for Kostanay companies to promote their products and expand sales markets.
KAIRAT ABDRAKHMANOV, KAZAKH FOREIGN MINISTER:
- In cooperation with Kazakh Ministry of Investments and Development, we have made a presentation of Kostanay region’s investment potential for diplomatic corps accredited in Kazakhstan. Both large and small enterprises presented their products here. It is a very important mission for our Ministry. As you know, the head of state set a task to attract investments and foster export of Kazakhstani goods.
As Kostanay region’s representatives said, it is planned to expand exports of local products mainly to such countries as Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia. Agriculture and car industry are the key ones in the region. Mining industry is planned to be developed as well.
ARKHIMED MUKHAMBETOV, MAYOR OF KOSTANAY REGION:
- First of all, it is grain of course. This year we are able to export up to 2 million tons of grain. Then flour, we produced over 1 million tons of flour, 80% of which will be exported abroad. We are planning to increase the region’s export potential.
The region also intends to manufacture JAC electric cars with further export orientation. Construction of the industrial zone with several auto parts manufacturing plants has been launched. This year, it is planned to commission the first part and next year – the second.