Kazakh President makes orders on harvesting campaign
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 25 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev received Kazakh Agriculture Minister Asylzhan Mamytbekov on Monday, Kazakh presidential press-service said. Nazarbayev ordered to intensify harvesting campaign preparation in the frame of the meeting.
"The Kazakh President stressed the need to intensify preparations for the harvesting campaign and work on providing of agriculture producers with fuel and lubricants, agricultural machinery, equipment and seeds," the presidential press-service reported.
According to the President, the current year will be quite difficult for agriculture due to draught. But the government will provide comprehensive assistance to this sphere of economy.
"In general, despite the dry weather conditions, grain harvest will reach an average annual level. A good harvest is expected in the North-Kazakhstan region, and in some areas of Karaganda, Akmola, Kostanai regions," Agriculture Minister Asylzhan Mamytbekov said.
Kazakhstan is among the world's major grain exporters. In 2011 the country grew a record harvest of nearly 27 million tons of grain in net weight. Export potential was estimated at 15 million tons. In 2012 grain harvest is forecasted at 12.8 million tons.