Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb.2 /Trend L.Podolyak/
The commissioning of a plant producing 120,000 cars per year is a priority project in Kazakhstan, Vice Industry and New Technologies Minister Albert Rau said at an expanded meeting of the Board Office on Thursday.
Rau said a joint ASIA AUTO and AvtoVAZ project to produce models on a global Renault-Nissan platform is a priority. A feasibility study will be ready soon to gauge the prospects of the plant manufacturing 120,000 cars. It will be submitted to the government by March 2012.
The Kazakh car assembly plant is working on a project to build the country's largest automotive industry cluster in Ust-Kamenogorsk in accordance with an agreement on industrial assembly, which was signed between the Kazakhstan and ASIA AUTO in June 2010. It is planned to launch production facilities for welding, painting and body parts
production for 120,000 cars per year.
Today, Kazakhstan produces 26 models of cars and four models of buses.