Baku, Azerbaijan, May 12
By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to produce 20,000 -30,000 cars in 2015, Kazakh Vice Minister of Investment and Development Albert Rau said.
"This year, of course, it will be difficult to reimburse the losses we have suffered due to large influx of cars from Russia. Nevertheless, I think, we will produce 30,000 cars in an optimistic scenario and 20,000 cars in the pessimistic scenario," Novosti-Kazakhstan quoted Rau as saying.
He noted that Kazakh Government plans to invest in car producing infrastructure in Ust-Kamenogorsk, and possibly in Kostanai.
Meanwhile, he said that Kazakhstan currently has capacity to weld and paint about 80,000 cars and assembly about 60,000 cars per year.
In 2014 Kazakh car producers produced 39,724 vehicles including 37,157 passenger cars and 2,567 trucks.
Edited by S.I.
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