Kazakhstan to start production of explosives
Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept. 12
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakhstan plans to build an enterprise for production of explosives in the country's north-western region of Aktobe, the region's governor, Arkhimed Mukhambetov told reporters Sept. 12.
"Currently, the issue of creating an industrial zone in the city of Alga (40 kilometers from the regional center - Aktobe) is being studied. It is planned to build here an enterprise for production of explosives," he said.
Mukhambetov said among the facilities to be built there are a plant for nitric acid and ammonium nitrate production, and an installation for manufacturing the 'yellow waterproof' and 'porous' ammonium nitrate, adding that the emulsion explosives production will be launched.
He said the industrial zone in the city of Alga will create additional conditions for attracting domestic and foreign investments in priority sectors of Kazakhstan's economy.
Mukhambetov said three billion tenges ($1 = 182 tenges) were allocated this year from the state budget to create an external engineering and communications infrastructure at the industrial zone, and half of this amount has already been drawn.
The region's head said that currently the investors' proposals to deploy new production facilities in the zone, including plants for production of steel structures, sandwich panels, straight-line-seam electric-welded pipes, polyester and epoxy resins, and others are also being considered.
Edited by CN