Foreign investors implement 150 projects in Kazakhstan
The launch of major investment projects is expected next year. As the representatives of «KAZNEX INVEST» say, Kazakhstan will open a new «Coca-Cola» plant as well as the «HeidelbergCement» company. Experts note that many foreign companies are taking the decision to expand production in our country. According to the National Agency, 5 projects totaling $43 million were launched this year with the participation of existing investors in the republic. By the end of 2016 it is planned to implement a further 8 worth 104 mln.
Borisbiy ZHANGURAZOV, CHAIRMAN, KAZNEX INVEST NATIONAL AGENCY FOR EXPORT AND INVESTMENTS:
Currently over 140 investors operate in Kazakhstan who have implemented 150 projects worth $6 billion. more than 20.000 new jobs have been created. The main focus is on attracting foreign investors in priority sectors of the state program of industrial innovative development.
Reno SHAMONAL, CEO, DANONE BERKUT:
Danone is a number one dairy producer in the world. And we decided to invest in Kazakhstan six years ago 17 million euro to build a brand new factory in Almaty district with the best quality standard of the world to offer consumers of Kazakhstan the best product of Danone as we are 140 countries in the world. We choosed to invest in Kazakhstan for 3 main reasons. The first one is the economic potential of the country. The GDP is growing, the population is growing. Population is very educated and wish to work in French companies and wish to produce new innovation in new product. The second reason is the political stability and a very strong leadership of the President Nazarbayev. And the third reason is geographical situation of Kazakhstan in the heart of Eurasia. And for us it is a hub to cover all Central Asia and Caucasus countries.