Tyson Foods looks into processing meat in Kazakhstan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.14
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Possible construction of a meat processing venture worth $300 million is being considered in Kazakhstan’s Almaty region, Trend reports with reference to the press office of the regional akimat (administrative center).
The topics was discussed within the framework of the meeting of region’s Head Amandyk Batalov with representative of the US Tyson Foods company and its partner-company in Kazakhstan – Kusto Group.
As noted within the framework of the meeting representatives of Tyson Foods company said that the company is proposing to construct a meat processing plant for processing of about 2,000 heads of cattle a day.
Following the plant reaching its full capacity it’ll be able to process up to 500,000 cattle animals a year.
“The plant’s staff will operate in two shifts and up to 4,000 new work places itself. The related business will create up to 20,000 new jobs. Total cost of the project’s implementation is expected to be $300 million,” the report said.
The company also said that it is ready to cooperate with both small and big farms.
Agro-industrial complex of Kazakhstan plays a key role in country’s economy. Its development will balance sustainable development of the country, will increase labor productivity and will provide increase in living standard of the main part of population. State Development program of agro-industrial complex till 2021 is being implemented currently.
The program provides for implementation of 10 tasks, and ensuring the availability of sales markets and export development, and the development of rural areas are among it.
The Country's agro-industrial complex was set a goal to radically increase of labor productivity and growth of processed agricultural products exports at least 2.5 times. All this will provide key conditions for the development of the agro-industrial sector.
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