Minister: Aircraft plant to be built on time in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, Nov. 17 / Trend A.Maratov /
A large-scale project to construct an aircraft plant in Kazakhstan will finish on time, Kazakh Transport and Communications Minister Abelgazy Kusainov told journalists today at a press conference in Astana.
"Today, the road to this facility is constructed and I think that this project will be implemented on time," Kusainov said. The cost of the plant is 2 billion tenge, of which 300 million will be provided by the plant's owners.
A symbolic stone foundation was laid at the plant in the Karaganda region in August.
Kazakhstan intends to bring the aircraft market capacity for agricultural purposes to 500 units by 2015. The construction of the plant is a step toward implementing this task.
The project was initiated by TOO AK Navigator and will be developed by KazAviaSpektr.
KazAviaSpektr has all of the necessary technical facilities, infrastructure, and technical staff to develop the project. Its project partner is the Russian MVEN, which develops aircrafts from polymer-composite materials. The company is also providing internships and training at its base in Kazam. Raw materials will be manufactured using the Macedonian Mikrosam's equipment.
Completion is scheduled for 2011. The plant's output at full capacity in 2012 will reach 50 "Farmer-2" and "Farmer-500" aircrafts per year for the country's agro-industrial complex.