BAKU, Azerbaijan. Feb. 25
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
The construction of a selection-hybrid livestock complex based on Swiss technologies with a design capacity of 50,000 pigs per year and attracting about 20 million euros of investment funds is planned in Kazakhstan’s Almaty region, Trend reports citing KAZAKH INVEST National Company.
The project was discussed during the meeting of the regional akim Amandyk Batalov with representatives of the KS Genetics Switzerland SA Swiss-Ukrainian company.
During the meeting, Batalov said that two large projects for the processing of meat in cooperation with German and US companies are planned within the agriculture development plans.
In turn, the President and shareholder of KS Genetics Switzerland Filippo Lombardi noted that the memorandum of cooperation on the project was signed at the Astana EXPO International Specialized Exhibition.
In his words, the project is being implemented together with the company’s Ukrainian partners, using modern Swiss technologies. He added that the task of the complex is to produce purebred pigs without genetic manipulations, with guaranteed productivity, resistant to diseases.
In turn, Sergey Kasyanov, the chairman of the board of directors of KSG Agro, a shareholder of KS Genetics Switzerland said that at the first stage of the project some 25-30 million euros of investment will be used.
“The livestock complex will include a reproducer, a farm, and a feed mill. Moreover, you have soybeans and corn in your region. We plan to finance local farmers to grow the volumes we need, and then process them on the spot. We plan to export finished products to China,” Kasyanov said.
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