Special economic zones are being actively developed in Kazakhstan
Special economic zones are being actively developed in Kazakhstan. According to experts, they play an important role in industrialization. New infrastructure and benefits offered to entrepreneurs foster the launch of new enterprises. One of such industrial parks opened in Taraz. It occupies the territory of 41 hectares with administrative and industrial facilities and warehouses. Nearly 20 small and medium sized enterprises are located here.
KARLYGASH ARALBEKOVA, HEAD OF REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT:
- Funds will be allocated for creation of a business incubator. This is the lease of facilities and payment to such professionals as accountants and lawyers who will be recruited by businessmen who will do their business in the industrial zone.
Another industrial park was launched in Mangystau region. The territory of 189 hectares let open more than 100 enterprises. Commission is considering applications of businessmen in the shortest time. Six out of the 12 have been already approved. Their implementation will create 200 new jobs in the region. Both domestic and foreign companies can open their production in the industrial park. Entrepreneur Azamat Tasmagambetov opened facade panels production in the industrial park.
AZAMAT TASMAGAMBETOV, ENTREPRENEUR:
- Industrial park is profitable. There are acceptable prices, buildings with all the infrastructure, electricity, and water. Everything is available. For example, in the city, such premises cost from 700 to 800 tenge per square meter, the industrial zone’s facilities are 2-3 times cheaper. We are fully serviced. Even garbage cans are taken out. All the utilities are managed well, workers have all necessary conditions.
Investors and entrepreneurs are also developing a new industrial zone in Shymkent. 27 innovative productions will be created there. Several plants and factories are being built now. They will produce baths and swimming pools, equipment for reinforced concrete products. One of the major projects is a plant for the production of transformers.
Director of the enterprise Sergazy Kuntuarov says the place was chosen deliberatly. This business platform was designed by international standards. The state is managing the development of industrial infrastructure.
SERGAZY KUNTUAROV, PLANT’S DIRECTOR GENERAL:
- Transformers will be mainly supplied across Kazakhstan, to the republics of Central Asia and to the Russian market. World’s most advanced technologies are introduced at this plant; the plant will be equipped with the latest equipment ordered from European companies.
There are eleven zones with favorable business conditions in South Kazakhstan region
NURKEN BEGULIYEV, DEPUTY GENERAL DIRECTOR, INDUSTRIAL ZONES MANAGEMENT COMPANY:
- There is a construction materials manufacturing plant in Turkestan, fruits and vegetables processing plant in Tyulkubas, enterprises working for Kazatomprom in Suzak. They manufacture various barrels for uranium, hoses and so on.