Kazakh president pins high hopes on state industrial-innovative development programme
Kazakhstan, Astana, July 3 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
The state programme on the industrial and innovative development of Kazakhstan will reach new heights, President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes.
"The programme of Accelerated Industrial-Innovative Development (AIID) is a matter of our survival potential in this global world," Nazarbayev said, opening the Industry Forum in Astana, which will be held in a videoconference format with the regions.
He recalled that the state programme AIID 'celebrates' its happy medium and is now two and a half years. During that time, Kazakhstan has created qualitatively new enterprises.
The head of state noted that not only cars, but also planes and helicopters are assembled now in Kazakhstan and it is planned to create a space satellite.
"Now we will produce eight to10 helicopters a year. Later on the basis of this enterprise it is planned to produce aircraft. We need to change the existing equipment for planes of western production. Kazakhstan for the first time in its history becomes the state that assembles aircraft and helicopters," Nazarbayev said.
The plant for aircraft manufacturing is already in operation. Its first trial production was presented at the KADEX-2012 exhibition of arms in Astana.
A map of the industrialisation of Kazakhstan consists of 706 projects worth 11.4 trillion tenge ($ 1 - 147.7 tenge), with the creation of more than 218,000 jobs during the construction period and 191,000 jobs during operation.