Azerbaijani investors propose to build agriculture plant in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijani investors proposed to build a plant for Kazakhstan's agriculture industry, the Kazinform news agency reported.
Reportedly, this proposal was made at a meeting of Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev with ministers, investors and civil servants in the country's Mangystau Province.
The vice-president of the Azerbaijan-based holding Azersun, Tahir Gozal proposed to build a plant for production of fodder, if the sea access is granted. He made the proposal after President Nazarbayev spoke about the need to develop agricultural industry, despite the region's climatic characteristics.
As an example, Nazarbayev showed the Atyrau Province, which provides itself with poultry, eggs and vegetables, and even supplies them to Russia.
"A comprehensive approach must be taken in the settlement of problems in the agriculture," the president said.
Nazarbayev also gave order to study the issue of providing cattle fodder jointly with Kazakhstan's Agriculture Ministry.
During the discussion on the Aktau sea trade port's opportunities and the development of a free economic area, Nazarbayev asked why there are delays in allocation of land for Azerbaijani investors, who plan to build modern warehouses, covering an area of 4.2 hectares.
"The land has been allocated, and the construction of the largest warehouses (10,000 cubic meters) in the western Kazakhstan has already begun," Tahir Gozal said.
"We are currently at the zero cycle [substructure and site preparation process]. The equipment will be purchased from the Netherlands, Japan, and Germany," he added.
The Governor of Kazakhstan's Mangystau Province Alik Aidarbayev also spoke at the meeting. He briefed the president on the main indicators of the socio-economic development and his region's specialization.
"The specialization covers five areas - oil and gas production, oil service, logistics, tourism, and construction," Aidarbayev said. "The second direction is developing not only in our province but also in the provinces of Atyrau and West Kazakhstan."