Foreign investors talk potential projects in Kazakhstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 14
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
National company of Kazakhstan Kazakh Invest has presented Kazakhstan’s investment opportunities at the national pavilion during the First Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to the company.
Furthermore, representatives of Kazakh Invest discussed Kazakhstan’s competitive advantages and held a series of negotiations with potential investors during the event.
Thus, during the meeting with Calik Holding, the parties discussed possibilities of cooperation in the textile industry. The Turkish holding has operations in 22 countries in various fields. Gap Pazarlama, a subsidiary of the holding and one of the largest company in the textile industry, has production facilities in Central Asia, Far East and Africa.
“We already have four plants in Turkmenistan. Now, we are seriously considering the possibility of investing in Kazakhstan,” said Onur Yuksel, Deputy General Manager of Gap Pazarlama. Following the meeting, the parties agreed to have further negotiations on specific projects in the textile industry in Kazakhstan.
Following the meeting with Lighting Technologies, Russian investors expressed their intention to build a plant for production of lighting and light control systems in Almaty region. The company plans to export the products to Central Asian countries, as well as Mongolia and Azerbaijan.
Kazakh Invest also had a discussion with the representatives of Schelkovo Agrohim, one of the largest Russian producers of pesticides and agrochemicals for integrated protection of main agricultural crops, production of cereal seeds, legumes seeds and sugar beet. The company expressed their interest in increasing plant capacity for production of plant protection agents in Stepnogorsk city, Akmola region.
During a bilateral meeting with the Group of Companies Korib, which implements projects in the automotive industry, the entrepreneurs expressed their interest in opening production in Kazakhstan. Also, Elabuga Battery Factory producing automotive batteries is ready to consider investing in Kazakhstan.
The First Caspian Economic Forum provides for discussion on the development of trade, economic and transport cooperation, creation of conditions for large projects, the role of the Caspian region’s economy in the global context as well as investment attractiveness of the Caspian states. The forum is attended by more than 10 countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.
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