BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
The export of fish to Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda region will reach a new level soon, akim (head) of the region Gulshara Abdykalikova said during a briefing at the Central Communications Service, Trend reports.
“A program for the development of fisheries until 2030 has been adopted,” Abdykalikova said. “It is planned to allocate more than 28 billion tenge for the implementation of the program.”
"It is planned to establish 55 lake fish farms, 10 pond, and 4 cage farms in the region,” the head of the region added. “This will increase the volume of marketable fish by 34 times while the export of fish products will increase from current 4,200 tons to 8,500 tons."
“The number of business entities producing products for the domestic market is growing,” Abdykalikova said. “The production of pasta, canned lamb, beef and horse meat was launched.”
“Moreover, it is planned to commission a poultry farm with a capacity of 1,500 tons of meat per year, a third workshop for the production of table salt according to the Spanish technology, a plant for the production of dry powder from camel milk, it is planned to complete the expansion of a cattle-breeding complex for 1,200 heads and a milk processing factory next year,” Abdykalikova said.
“The pandemic has made its own adjustments to our plans, but thanks to the decisions taken by the president, we managed to minimize the unwanted consequences,” Abdykalikova said.
“The production volume in the manufacturing industry increased by 3.5 percent, in agriculture - by 3.1 percent from January through September 2020,” the head of the region said. “The number of operating small and medium-sized businesses increased by 5.4 percent up to 47,400.”
“More than 485,000 square meters of housing have been commissioned,” the head of the region said. “The investments worth more than 181 billion tenge have been made in the economy of the region, which is almost 70 percent compared to last year.”
"The reasons for the decline are objective,” the head of the region said. “The implementation of several big investment projects was completed last year. About 30 percent of the annual volume of investments accounted for these projects.”
“Moreover, the overall volume of investments in the economy decreased due to the restrictions introduced this year, which also affected the volume of construction work,” Abdykalikova said.
“Unfortunately, the tendency for a decrease in oil production volumes (82.9 percent) persists due to the depletion of existing fields, which is reflected in the indicator of production in the industry (88.2 percent),” the head of the region said.
“Here we have a direct dependence as more than 70 percent of all industrial production accounts for the share of the mining sector,” Abdykalikova said. “That is why the reduction in oil production volumes remains a big problem for us.”
“Moreover, more than 12,000 people work in the oil service sector," the head of the region said by explaining the decline in indicators.
“The loss of production exceeded 750,000 tons,” the head of the region said. “According to the forecasts of subsoil users, this figure will exceed 1 million tons of oil by the end of the year.”
"Therefore, the work on the exploration of the subsoil of the Shu-Sarysu sedimentary basin has begun,” Abdykalikova said. “In parallel, we are developing the processing sector. As part of the third five-year industrialization plan, we are working on the implementation of 26 investment projects worth over 554 billion tenge. As a result, about 7,000 new jobs will be created.”
“We have already completed the implementation of one project this year,” Abdykalikova said. “A workshop for deep processing of marketable fish was put into operation in the Aral region. We plan to put into operation one more plant for deep processing of fish and a mining and processing plant for the enrichment of quartz sands in the same region by the end of the year."
It is planned to implement seven projects worth 52 billion tenge within the program next year. As a result, 670 new jobs will be created.
At the same time, the issue of creating related facilities around big plants is being worked out. In particular, at least eight facilities producing fiberglass, mirrors, glassware, and containers will be established.
After the establishment of a big plant for the production of soda ash, the facilities producing baking soda, detergents, and solvents will be established. The construction will begin in March 2021. Almost 700 people will be employed.