Kazakhstan increases agricultural products’ export capacities
Kazakh producers are building export capacities. The management of Kokshetau dairy factory is planning to start exports to Russia and China. The factory now produces nearly 2,7 million liters of dairy products. Yet, the company is ready to increase the production volumes. Meanwhile, in 10 months of 2016, Kazakhstan exported 12,000 tons of meat. According to the spokesperson of the Agriculture Ministry, foreign investors are showing particular interest in Kazakhstan’s agricultural production. Several new farms will start operating in the near future.
YERKEBULAN AKHMETOV, SENIOR STAFF, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE:
Total capacity of created cooperatives allows for an annual production 40,000 tons of milk. Investment projects are being implemented with the participation of strategic investors.
In 11 months, Kazakhstan attracted more than 6 trillion tenge. Most of the funds were invested in agriculture.
KAIRAT AITUGANOV, VICE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE:
This increase is due to the implementation of new projects in the regions, within the project on export potential of cattle, incentives for the implementation of co-operatives in rural areas, as well as due to an increase in the volumes of investment subsidies.
The international exhibitions are also aimed at the exports increase. Kazakh companies regularly participate in such events. So, in the near future agricultural production of southern Kazakhstan will be showcased at the fair in Beijing. 30 domestic agricultural producers will take to the Chinese capital nearly 800 tons of goods, including flour, pasta, sweets, fish and textiles. In the spring, the consumers of Urumqi will be able to buy the food products of the South Kazakhstan region. Also, opening of a trading house of South Kazakhstan region in China is one of the prospects in this regard.
TIMUR NAKHIPBEKOV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CHAMBER OF ENTREPRENEURS:
This will allow our companies to systematically sell their products to China, and secondly, this will allow building ties with Chinese business partners. More than 80% of products that are in demand in China are produced by the Southern Kazakhstan companies.