Polish businessmen are planning to invest about 15 million euros in Kazakhstan’s agricultural projects

Kazakhstan and Poland are set to boost cooperation. The agricultural industry is a priority cooperation sector. Polish businessmen are planning to invest about 15 million euros in Kazakhstan’s agricultural projects. A greenhouse complex of the total area of 11 hectares for growing bio tomatoes will be constructed in Turkistan region at the expense of investors.

ARKADIUSZ JAKUBCZAK, INVESTMENT COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE IN POLAND AND CENTRAL EUROPE:

 - There are many Dutch made tomatoes for sale, and now Kazakhstan-made tomatoes will be sold in our market. The opportunities provided by the Government aimed at the tax cuts are brilliant. Investors are paying great interest to Kazakhstan because they understand that there are about half a billion people living not far from the borders of Kazakhstan. So, everyone is interested in producing goods in Kazakhstan and exporting them to Russia and other countries, which is a huge sales market.

Poland is also ready to share its experience in the tourism industry. Polish tour operators see great potential in the Kazakh resorts and are ready to cooperate. According to their data, one-third of Europeans visiting Kazakhstan are Polish travellers. Experts believe that countries have great capacities to increase the numbers of tourists. Tourism is a priority area for both Kazakhstan and Poland. The tourism industry generates millions of euros for Poland. According to the latest data, the tourism industry’s share totals six per cent of Poland’s GDP.

PAWEL NIEWIADOMSKI, PRESIDENT, POLISH CHAMBER OF TOURISM:

 - What we are doing, we, of course, have a lot of promotional campaigns abroad. We have quite a number of national tourist offices. Introduction of the direct flights between Warsaw and Astana we have an increase of more than 30 per cent of travellers to Kazakhstan, and I myself I was in Kazakhstan a month ago and I found Kazakhstan a fantastic country with a lot of potential for travellers